SUGGESTIONS FOR AN IMPROVED SYSTEM FOR STATISTICAL DATA ABOUT ROAD ACCIDENTS AND ROAD TRAFFIC

Data information systems for road accidents and road traffic must satisfy high standards of relevance and quality. The general outline of an improved system for collecting road accident data is given. The system is characterized by the use of statistical sampling methods. The police, the insurance companies and the hospitals are recommended as sources of information about the total accident population. A statistical sample of all identified accidents is then investigated in more detail by special local investigation groups. A hypothetical numerical example is given to show how the suggested system would work in practise. Road accident data should not be isolated from road traffic data. An improved system for collecting information on road traffic is also discussed. This consists of a basic system (founded on statistical sampling methods) for estimation of the total volume of traffic and a few other essential variables such as the volume divided into speed and vehicle types.

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    Pergamon Press, Incorporated

    Maxwell House, Fairview Park
    Elmsford, NY  United States  10523
  • Authors:
    • Erlander, S
  • Publication Date: 1974-10

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  • Accession Number: 00083742
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Highway Safety Research Institute
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 8 1975 12:00AM