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

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) uses a multilevel approach for collecting the accident-related data it requires. The bi-level methodology consists of adding specialized data elements to a standard police accident reporting form. This approach yielded valuable data but suffered from lengthy delays between the identification of an information void and the point where aggregated and analyzed data were available. The purpose of the study was to analyze the bi-level methodology and to re-design it to eliminate the delays which had characterized it. The goal was to produce a system more responsive to NHTSA's need for timely data. The result was the rapid-responsive system (RRS). The document presents a detailed exposition of the procedures to be used in the RRS. These procedures have been field tested.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Indiana University, Bloomington

    Institute for Research in Public Safety
    Bloomington, IN  USA  47401

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Publication Date: 1974-11

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  • Pagination: 115 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00080645
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-HS0342410-74RR-1Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-034-2-410
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 6 1975 12:00AM