DATA SYSTEMS STUDY - RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF IMPROVED AND MORE TIMELY ACCIDENT DATA SYSTEMS

There is a variety of information collected by a range of organisations, primarily for their own purposes, which is relevant to roads, traffic and safety in Victoria. This report examines the potential for improving the timeliness, quality and level of integration of data available to administrators, practitioners and researchers. A set of general principles which an improved data system should comply with were formulated, including the principle that accidents reported by police who have attended the scene represent the best overall source of general information on road accidents. Information on casualty accidents should form the core of the system and thus be reliable and comprehensive. Information on property damage only (PDO) accidents may not need to be as detailed, may not need to be as timely and could be limited to a proportion of total PDO accidents. A range of suggestions are made to improve the timeliness and quality of accident data and the level of integration of data systems. The report concludes by identifying the aim and work required within the four modules which comprise the improved data system. (Author/TRRL)

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  • Corporate Authors:

    Monash University

    Accident Research Centre
    Building 70
    Clayton, Victoria  Australia  3800
  • Authors:
    • DRUMMOND, A E
    • Vulcan, P
  • Publication Date: 1989-12

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 41 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00609811
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • ISBN: 0-7326-0008-1
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Report 10
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jun 30 1991 12:00AM