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Traffic Safety Facts 2015 : a compilation of motor vehicle crash data from the Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) and the General Estimates System (GES).
20170272 ST [electronic version only]

Washington, D.C., U.S. Department of Transportation DOT, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration NHTSA, National Center for Statistics & Analysis NCSA, 2017, XI + 220 p.; DOT HS 812 384

Samenvatting In this annual report, Traffic Safety Facts 2015: A Compilation of Motor Vehicle Crash Data from the Fatality Analysis Reporting System and the General Estimates System, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) presents descriptive statistics about traffic crashes of all severities, from those that result in property damage to those that result in the loss of human life. Information from two of NHTSA’s primary data systems has been combined to create a single source for motor vehicle crash statistics. The first data system, the Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS), is probably the better known of the two sources. Established in 1975, FARS contains data on the most severe traffic crashes, those in which someone was killed. The second source is the National Automotive Sampling System General Estimates System (GES), which began operation in 1988. GES contains data from a nationally representative sample of police-reported crashes of all severities, including those that result in death, injury, or property damage. The next two sections provide a brief description of FARS and GES. Both systems were designed and developed by NHTSA’s National Center for Statistics and Analysis (NCSA) to provide an overall measure of highway safety, to help identify traffic safety problems, to suggest solutions, and to help provide an objective basis on which to evaluate the effectiveness of motor vehicle safety standards and highway safety initiatives. Data from these systems are used to answer requests for information from the international and national highway traffic safety communities, including State and local governments, the Congress, Federal agencies, research organizations, industry, the media, and private citizens. (Author/publisher)
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