SAFETY EFFECTIVENESS EVALUATION OF THE NATIONAL ACCIDENT SAMPLING SYSTEM. REPORT TO CONGRESS

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: (1) Nationally representative highway accident data are needed. (2) If attained, NASS' publicly stated objectives will provide valuable information to the nation's highway safety program. (3) The NASS' plan for the near future emphasizes motor vehicle crashworthiness and primarily supports NHTSA's mission. (4) The NASS program alone will provide limited capability for evaluating many countermeasures. (5) The implementation of NASS has proceeded beyond the level of planning. (6) Through improved planning and broader perspective NASS could become an important part of the national highway safety program.

  • Corporate Authors:

    National Transportation Safety Board

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

Media Info

  • Pagination: 39 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00185991
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NTSB-SEE-78-1
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 29 1979 12:00AM