DATABASES FOR HEAVY VEHICLE CRASHES

This position paper begins with a description of the currently available databases which include information relevant to heavy vehicle crashes. The databases include: (1) crash data collection (police road crash databases, coronial data, Federal Office of Road Safety Fatality File); (2) third party insurance and workers compensation databases; (3) sources of personal injury data (mainly hospital data). Sources of exposure data which can be used to interpret the crash data are: registration and licensing databases, industry databases, Australian Bureau of Statistics data collections. In general, incompatibility of databases is a major issue. Attempts to resolve this have been underway for some time. Data collections vary in the extent to which individual unit data can be identified and the extent to which individual data is available (due to privacy and commercial confidentiality). A number of methods for improving heavy vehicle crash data have been identified, including improving currently collected data, linking databases, and special data collections. (a)

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    NATIONAL ROAD TRANSPORT COMMISSION (NRTC)

    PO BOX 13105, LAW COURTS
    MELBOURNE, VICTORIA  Australia  8010
  • Authors:
    • FINCH, C F
    • HAWORTH, N L
  • Publication Date: 1994-5

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  • English

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  • Features: References;
  • Serial:
    • WORKING PAPER
    • Issue Number: 12
    • Publisher: GOTHENBURG UNIVERSITY, DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMICS
    • ISSN: 1404-5362

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  • Accession Number: 00674929
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • ISBN: 0-642-20305-9
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Mar 28 1995 12:00AM