THE ANALYSIS OF ACCIDENT DATA USING THE "CASE-BY-CASE MATCHING" TECHNIQUE

Case-by-case matching is a technique for analyzing field accident data. The technique involves matching an accident with a group of other accidents on the basis of similar vehicle and occupant factors. The injury severity of the occupant is then compared to the injury severities of the matched occupants. This paper will discuss some of the important issues of using case-by-case matching. The following are some of the topics which will be addresses: 1) Criteria for the collection of accidents. 2) Choice of vehcile and occupant factors for matching. 3) Importance of matching all accidents. 4) Matching process. 5) Method of analyzing the matched data. The paper concludes by presenting a study done on the Air Cushion Restraint System (ACRS) data using the case-by-case matching technique. /HSRI/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Proceedings of the 19th Conference of the American Association of Automotive Medicine.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Association for Automotive Medicine

    801 Green Bay Road
    Lake Bluff, IL  USA  60044
  • Authors:
    • Schneider, R W
  • Conference:
  • Publication Date: 1975

Media Info

  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 292-300

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00131979
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Highway Safety Research Institute
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 5 1976 12:00AM