The report includes an evaluation of the National Accident Sampling System (NASS) being administered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. NASS, as proposed, is a nationwide system of investigative teams whose goal is to collect nationally representative highway accident data. The major findings of the evaluation are: nationally representative highway accident data are needed; if attained, NASS' publicly stated objectives will provide valuable information to the nation's highway safety program; the NASS' plan for the near future emphasizes motor vehicle crashworthiness and primarilly supports NHTSA's mission; the NASS program alone with provide limited capability for evaluating many countermeasures; the implementation of NASS has proceeded beyond the level of planning; and through improved planning and broader perspective NASS could become an important part of the national highway safety program. /Author/

  • Corporate Authors:

    National Transportation Safety Board

    Bureau of Plans and Programs
    Washington, DC  United States  20594
  • Publication Date: 1978-3-2

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; References;
  • Pagination: 38 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00179726
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NTSB-SEE-78-1
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 12 1978 12:00AM