A primary source of data for accident research is the police accident report form. However, this document is also the source of many errors, omissions and incomplete information. Corrections to data, many weeks later and remote from the person who filled out the form, can only be on the basis of arbitrary changes or guesses. Inadequate recording of accident data can jeopardise the reliability of conclusions drawn and any subsequent decisions made on the basis of such data. ARRB has embarked on the development and field trial of an electronic accident form utilising a robust hand-held computer. The change in medium from a paper form to a computer screen allows a major change in the way in which accident related questions are posed and the way answers are given. This paper discusses some of the problems associated with the present collection system, and the concepts and new technology being applied in the pilot study. (a) For the covering entry of this conference, see IRRD abstract 868345.


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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 199-210

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  • Accession Number: 00722259
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB Group Ltd.
  • ISBN: 0-86910-663-5
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jun 28 1996 12:00AM