Characteristics and availability of fatal road-crash databases in 20 countries worldwide

Juha Luoma, Sivak Michael

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Abstract

Introduction
This study examined the characteristics and availability of fatal road-crash databases worldwide.

Method
The study involved two parts. First, the major international road databases were briefly reviewed. Second, the national databases in 20 selected countries were examined.

Results
(a) the available international databases of fatal road crashes typically include aggregated data; (b) there is a national database of fatal road crashes in each country examined; (c) all countries provide aggregated crash data, but there are substantial restrictions on the availability of disaggregated data; and (d) overall, the crash data at the accident level are relatively similar, but there are substantial differences in the information at the person level.

Conclusion
The results imply that international road safety research would greatly benefit from expanded availability of disaggregated fatal crash data worldwide.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)323-327
JournalJournal of Safety Research
Volume38
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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  • crash
  • accident
  • fatality
  • database
  • international

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Characteristics and availability of fatal road-crash databases in 20 countries worldwide. / Luoma, Juha; Michael, Sivak.

In: Journal of Safety Research, Vol. 38, No. 3, 2007, p. 323-327.

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