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A European fatal crash database

  • A lack of representative European accident data to aid the development of safety policy, regulation and technological advancement is a major obstacle in the European Union. Data are needed to assess the performance of road and vehicle safety and is also needed to support the development of further actions by stakeholders. This short-paper describes the process of developing a data collection and analysis system designed to partly fill these gaps. A project team with members from 7 countries was set up to devise appropriate variable lists to collect fatal crash data under the following topic levels: accident, road environment, vehicle, and road user, using retrospective detailed police reports (n=1,300). The typical level of detail recorded was a minimum of 150 variables for each accident. The project will enable multidisciplinary information on the circumstances of fatal crashes to be interpreted to provide information on a range of causal factors and events surrounding the collisions.

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Author: Morris Andrew, Steven Reed, Helen Fagerling, Karolina Bjorkmann, Michael Jaensch, Dietmar Otte, Gilles Vallet, Lindsay Cant, Gabriele Giustiniani, Kalle Parkkari, Ernst Veschragen, Boudewijn Hoogvelt
Document Type:Conference Proceeding
Date of Publication (online):2012/08/02
Year of first publication:2009
Contributing corporation:Vehicle Safety Research Centre, Ergonomics and Safety Research Institute <Loughborough>
Release Date:2012/08/02
Tag:Datenbank; Datenerfassung; Entwicklung; Europa; Konferenz; Tödlicher Unfall; Unfall
Accident; Conference; Data acquisition; Data bank; Development; Europe; Fatality
Weitere beteiligte Körperschaft: SafetyNet WP5 Consortium
Source:3rd International Conference on ESAR "Expert Symposium on Accident Research", S. 219-222
Institutes:Sonstige / Sonstige
Dewey Decimal Classification:3 Sozialwissenschaften / 36 Soziale Probleme, Sozialdienste / 360 Soziale Probleme und Sozialdienste; Verbände
collections:BASt-Beiträge / ITRD Sachgebiete / 81 Unfallstatistik
BASt-Beiträge / Tagungen / International Conference on ESAR / 3rd International Conference on ESAR
Licence (German):License LogoBASt / Link zum Urhebergesetz

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