A PROCEDURES MANUAL FOR A RAPID-RESPONSE SYSTEM TO GENERATE HIGHWAY CRASH DATA

The NHTSA uses a multilevel approach for collecting the accident-related data it requires. One of these approaches is the bi-level study. The bi-level methodology consists of adding specialized data elements to a standard police accident reporting form. The desired data had therefore to be collectable by the police officer investigating the accident. This approach yielded valuable data but suffered from lengthy delays between the identification of an information void and the point where aggregated and aggregated and analyzed data were available. The purpose of this contract was to analyze the bi-level methodology and to re-design it to eliminate wherever possible the delays which had characterized previous bi-level efforts. The goal was to produce a system more responsive to NHTSA's need for timely data. The result was the rapid-response system (RRS). This document presents a detailed exposition of the procedures to be used in the RRS. These procedures have been field tested, and if properly utilized, they can eliminate a significant portion of the delays encountered in earlier bi-level studies.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Indiana University, Bloomington

    Institute for Research in Public Safety
    Bloomington, IN  USA  47401
  • Publication Date: 1974-11

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 114 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00080394
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Highway Safety Research Institute
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT/HS 801 259 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-034-2-410
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 27 1975 12:00AM