Vehicle Year

Instructions: Enter the car model year as YYYY. Definition: The year that is assigned to a motor vehicle by the manufacturer. Rationale: This element is important for identifying motor vehicle model year for evaluation, research, and crash comparison purposes. Example FAQ Is this information necessary, even on undivided, traditional two-way roads? Yes, all fields related…

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Vehicle Travel Direction

Instructions: Select ‘northbound’, ‘eastbound’, ‘southbound’, or ‘westbound’ as the direction of travel. Definition: The motor vehicle’s travel direction on the roadway prior to the crash. Notice that this is not a compass direction, but a direction consistent with the designated direction of the road. For example, the direction of a State-designated North-South highway must be…

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Responding to Emergency

Instructions: Record ‘yes’/’no’ relative to specific vehicle in crash. Definition: Indicates emergency response vehicles involved in the responding to the crash, such as police, ambulance, fire, military, etc. which were on an emergency response with physical emergency signals in use: typically light blinking, siren sounding, etc. Rationale: Important for evaluating safety laws and enforcement practices.…

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Registration Type

Instructions: Enter a three letter abbreviation indicating the type of vehicle registration. Definition: Indicates the type of vehicle registration and associated plate, based on vehicle type and usage. Rationale: This element is critical in providing linkage between the crash and motor vehicle registration files in order to access the motor vehicle identification number. Code Definition…

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