ERIC Number: ED107807
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Highway Safety Program Manual: Volume 18: Accident Investigation and Reporting.
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (DOT), Washington, DC.
Volume 18 of the 19-volume Highway Safety Program Manual (which provides guidance to State and local governments on preferred highway safety practices) concentrates on accident investigation and reporting. The purpose and objectives of an investigation and reporting program are outlined. Federal authority in the area of highway safety and policies regarding an accident investigation and reporting program are explained. Program development and operation (administration, accident reporting, owner and driver reports, police accident investigation, and investigation by State accident investigation teams) are presented. Criteria for program evaluation and different types of reports (operational, management information, and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) are explained. Local government participation is outlined. Appendixes contain the Highway Safety Program Standard 18, Accident Investigation and Reporting; a glossary of definitions; a list of minimum information required on driver-reported accidents; references; a list of representative projects; a list of resource organizations; an explanation of accident causes and contributing factors; a program matrix for highway safety research; a list of sources of uniform definitions and classifications; and a checklist for program evaluation. (NH)
Descriptors: Evaluation Criteria, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Guidelines, Investigations, Local Government, Objectives, Policy, Program Evaluation, Reports, State Government, State Programs, Traffic Accidents, Traffic Safety
Superintendent of Documents, U. S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D. C. 20402 (Stock Number 5003-00192, $1.35)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (DOT), Washington, DC.