The current federal highway traffic accident data collection system is inadequate. It does not produce representative data essential for answering cause-and-effect questions concerning accidents, injuries, and fatalities, and it does not produce adequate data essential for conducting cost-benefit analyses of changes in vehicle design, highway designs, or driver licensing policies. A proposed federal data collection system (SIR) can solve those problems at a total cost of about $6 million a year. The SIR system would include 30 investigating teams precisely located throughout the U.S., and would include a Sampling program, an In-depth program, and a Rapid-Response program. The sooner this system is established, the sooner government and industry will begin to obtain accurate and reliable answers to pressing questions in the field of highway safety. /Author/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the 5th International Technical Conference on Experimental Safety Vehicles, June 3-7, 1974, London, England. Based on work in SRIS 750109 Statistical Inference from Multidiscipliary Accident Investigation.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Highway Safety Research Institute

    Huron Parkway and Baxter Road
    Ann Arbor, MI  United States  48109
  • Authors:
    • O'Day, J
  • Publication Date: 1974-8

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 8 p.
  • Serial:
    • HIT Lab Reports
    • Volume: 4
    • Issue Number: 12
    • Publisher: University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00098845
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Safety Council Safety Research Info Serv
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt., HS-015 757, HS-016 576
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-031-2-350
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 18 1983 12:00AM