This is a comparison of two accident study methods, NATO-CCMS-method and the SWOV-method. The multidisciplinary approach and the indepth and on-scene methods of accident investigation seem to be somewhat abused as far as crash accident studies are concerned. The NATO-study is more concerned with the analysis form and investigation methodology. The purpose of the SWOV-study was the establishing of the effects of seat belts in car accidents, and extended to the effects of all other relevant properties on the results of accident for occupants. A missing link in the NATO-study is a defined purpose for the investigation of accidents. The SWOV-study is a high quantity study as compared to the NATO-study which is a low quantity study. The data from all terms should be combined as this is the only possible way of serving the purpose of all accident studies.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at NATA-CCMS, Brussels, June 28-29, 1973.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Institute for Road Safety Research, SWOV

    Bezuidenhoutseweg 62
    The Hague,   Netherlands  2594 AW
  • Authors:
    • Van Kampen, L T
  • Publication Date: 1973-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 9 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00132103
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Safety Council Safety Research Info Serv
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Rpt No. LvK/LK/32765
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 9 1977 12:00AM