ANALYSIS OF SEVERE ROAD ACCIDENTS WITH THE USE OF ORIGINAL POLICE REPORTS

ANALYSE VAN VERKEERSONGEVALLEN MET BEHULP VAN ORIGINELE POLITIERAPPORTEN

Most accident statistics are based on police reports which have been entered into an automated data base. Experience with such automated data bases, for the study of accident causation, has indicated that often (too) little information can be retrieved about the type of accident and circumstances under which accidents occurred. Because there is frequently need for a more detailed analysis of a relatively small number of severe road accidents, it was decided to initiate a number of studies which make use of original police reports. The results showed that this method can be a valuable addition to research, which relies on data from automated data bases. Nevertheless, it appeared that a lot of information can still, not always, be recovered from the original police reports. (A) For the covering abstract of the report see IRRD 874607.

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    RIJKSUNIVERSITEIT GRONINGEN, VERKEERSKUNDIG STUDIECENTRUM

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  • Authors:
    • NOORDZIJ, P C
    • Hagenzieker, M P
    • Goldenbeld, C
  • Publication Date: 1994

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  • Dutch

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  • Accession Number: 00715801
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institute for Road Safety Research, SWOV
  • ISBN: 90-6807-293-5
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Jan 31 1996 12:00AM