GENERAL ESTIMATES SYSTEM 1988. A REVIEW OF INFORMATION ON POLICE-REPORTED TRAFFIC CRASHES IN THE UNITED STATES

This is the first annual report of overall crash statistics produced from data collected by the General Estimates System (GES). This report presents estimates of selected national characteristics about the approximate 6,900,000 police-reported motor vehicle traffic crashes that occurred in the United States in 1988. While the data presented are not intended to be an exhaustive look at every aspect of crashes, they are an overview of many of the factors involved in the Nation's crashes. The GES obtains its data from a nationally representative probability sample selected from the estimated 6.9 million police-reported crashes which occur annually. These crashes include those which result in a fatality or injury and those involving major property damage. The data in this report are arranged in three sections. Section I, Crashes, describes general characteristics of crashes such as how often and when crashes occur, where crashes occur, and what happened during the crash. Section II, Vehicles, concentrates on the types of vehicles involved in crashes, their action prior to a crash, and the damage to the vehicle caused by the crash. Section III, People, presents statistics about drivers, passengers, pedestrians and pedalcyclists, including age, sex, alcohol involvement and injury severity.

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 152 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00622631
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-807 607
  • Files: HSL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 30 1992 12:00AM