Traffic accident data collection in South Australia has been appraised with the intention of answering two questions: What can reasonably be expected of the mass accident data system, and what improvements could be achieved by alterations to the system or to the demands made of it? Dummy accident reports, compiled by a Survey Team attending accidents in metropolitan Adelaide, were compared with computer accident records prepared by the Australian Bureau of Statistics using police accident reports edited and coded by the South Australian Highways Department. Also, data from multiple reports for a sample of accidents not attended by police were checked for consistency.
Type: Research and Analysis Report
Sub Type: Consultant Report
Author(s): B V Howard, M F Young and J P Ellis
Topics: Crash data, Methodology
Publication Date: 01/04/79