The General Estimates System (GES) is currently the main database used by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to produce national statistics on nonfatal accidents in the United States. GES data are based on an annual sample of about 50,000 police accident reports. The National Center for Statistics and Analysis (NCSA), which operates GES, also maintains the State Data Program. Seventeen states provide NCSA with the data representing all police accident reports filed in their respective jurisdictions. This study is intended to assess the feasibility of supplementing or replacing GES with alternative methods of producing national motor vehicle statistics by utilizing the state-provided data. The main conclusion of this study is that, until required enhancements of the State Data Program are in place, it is recommended that the agency rely on GES for its national estimates.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Rainbow Technology Incorporated

    17106 Thatcher Court
    Olney, MD  United States  20832

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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  • Authors:
    • CHAR, A R
  • Publication Date: 1995-2


  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; References;
  • Pagination: 20 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00723750
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-808 340
  • Contract Numbers: DTNH22-94-D-07005
  • Files: HSL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 2 1996 12:00AM