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ACCIDENT MENU

VEHICLE MENU

DRIVER MENU

CODING AND VALIDATION MANUALU.S. Department Of Transportation National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

FARS

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PERSON MENU

ACCIDENT LEVELA1-Case Number/State Number A21-Trafficway FlowA22-Number of Travel LanesA23-Speed Limit

A2-Consecutive NumberA3-Number of Non-Motorist Forms Sumbitted

A4-Number of Vehicle Forms SubmittedA5-Number of Person Forms Submitted

A24-Roadway AlignmentA25-Roadway ProfileA26-Roadway Surface Type

A6-CountyA7-CityA8-Accident Date

A27-Roadway Surface ConditionsA28-Construction/Maintenance Zone

A9-Accident TimeA10-National Highway System A11-Roadway Function Class A12-Route Signing A13-Trafficway IdentifierA14-Milepoint

A29-Traffic Control Device

A30-Traffic Control Device FunctioningA31-Light Conditions

A32-Atmospheric ConditionsA33-Hit and Run A34-School Bus Related

A15-Global PositionA16-Special Jurisdiction

A35-Rail Grade Crossing IdentifierA36-Notification Time EMS

A17-First Harmful EventA18-Manner of Collision

A37-Arrival Time EMS

A38-EMS Time at HospitalA39-Related Factors

A19-Relation to Junction A20-Relation to Roadway

APPENDIX MENU Vehicle Menu Driver Menu Person Menu

VEHICLE LEVELV3-Vehicle Level V19-Fire Occurence

V4-Number of OccupantsV5-Registration State V6-Registered Vehicle Owner V7-Vehicle Make

V20-Impact Point - Initial/PrincipalV21-Vehicle Role V22-Underride/Override V23-Extent of Deformation

V8-Vehicle ModelV9-Body TypeV10-Model Year

V24-Manner of Leaving SceneV25-Motor Carrier Identification NumberV26-Vehicle Configuration

V11-Vehicle Identification NumberV12-Bus Use

V27-Vehicle TrailingV28-Number of Axles

V13-Special UseV14-Emergency Use V15-Travel SpeedV16-Vehicle Maneuver

V29-Gross Vehicle Weight RatingV30-Cargo Body Type V31-Hazardous CargoV32-JackknifeV33-Most Harmful Event

V17-Crash Avoidance ManeuverV18-Rollover

V34-Related Factors - Vehicle Level

APPENDIX MENUAccident Menu Driver Menu Person Menu

DRIVER LEVELD3-Vehicle Number D13-Driver Weight

D4-Driver PresenceD5-License State D6-Driver Zip Code D7-Non-CDL License Status

D14-Previous Recorded AccidentsD15-Previous Recorded Suspensions and Revocations

D16-Previous DWI ConvictionsD17-Previous Speeding Convictions

D8-Commercial Motor Vehicle License StatusD9-Compliance with License EndorsementsD10-Driver License Type Compliance

D18-Previous Other Harmful MV ConvictionsD19-Date of First Accident, Suspension or ConvictionD20-Date of Last Accident, Suspension or Conviction

D11-Compliance with License RestrictionsD12-Driver Height

D21-Violations Charged

D22-Related Factors - Driver Level

APPENDIX MENU Accident Menu Vehicle Menu Person Menu

PERSON LEVELP3-Vehicle NumberP4-Person Number

P18-Alcohol Test Type/Alcohol Test ResultsP19-Police Reported Other Drug InvolvementP20-Method of Other Drug Determination - By Police

P5-Non-Motorist Striking Vehicle NumberP6-Age

P21-Drug Test Type/Drug Test Results

P7-Sex P8-Person TypeP9-Seating PositionP10-Restraint System UseP11-Air Bag Availability/Deployment

P22-Injury Severity

P23-Taken To HospitalP24-Died At Scene/En Route

P25-Death DateP26-Death Time

P12-EjectionP13-Ejection Path

P27-Related Factors - Person LevelSP1-Death Certificate Number

P14-ExtricationP15-Non-Motorist Location

SP2-Fatal Injury At Work SP3-Race/Hispanic Origin

P16-Police Reported Alcohol InvolvementP17-Method of Alcohol Determination by Police

APPENDIX MENU Accident Menu Vehicle Menu Driver Menu

APPENDIX LEVEL1 Series2 SeriesA Series

B SeriesC Series

3 Series4 Series

D SeriesE Series

5 Series

6 Series7 Series8 Series9 Series

F SeriesG SeriesP SeriesU Series

V Series

Accident Menu

Vehicle Menu

Driver Menu

Person Menu

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2001 MANUAL CHANGESBelow is a list of FARS elements that have substantial changes for 2001. These changes, as well as others, are highlighted within the manual by bold/italic type and are marked in the margin with a pointing hand graphic.

ELEMENT #

ELEMENT NAME

NEW/ REVISED VALUES

NEW/ REVISED REMARKS

COMMENTS

A17 A21

First Harmful Event Trafficway Flow X

X X

A34 V7/V8 V9 V13 V20 V25 V26 V29

School Bus Related Make/Model Body Type Table Body Type Special Use Relation to Roadway Motor Carrier Identification Number Vehicle Configuration Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cargo Body Type Most Harmful Event Related Factors-Vehicle Level Related Factors-Vehicle Level Related Factors-Driver Level X X X X

X

Expanded remarks for many codes Added code 5 - Divided Highway, Median Strip (Twoway Continuous Left-turn Lane). Vehicles functioning as a school bus. New 2001 vehicles included Added new code 67 Medium/Heavy Pickup. Remarks concerning code 2 Vehicle Used as School Bus. Added code 11 Two-way, Continuous Left Turn Lane. Remarks concerning commercial vehicles Added new codes; now 2-numeric values New chart comparing PCVina codes with GVWR FARS codes. Added new codes Expanded remarks for many codes Changed code 5 to read: Power Train/Engine. Added code 38 Vehicle Went Airborne During Accident. Added code 88 - Trailer Fishtailing or Swaying.

X X X X X

V30 V33 V34 V34

X X

X X X

D22

X

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ELEMENT #

ELEMENT NAME

NEW/ REVISED VALUES

NEW/ REVISED REMARKS

COMMENTS

D22

Related Factors-Driver Level

X

X

P18 P23

Alcohol Test Type/Result Taken to Hospital/ Treatment Facility Died at Scene/En Route Related Factors-Person Level

X X X

P24 P27

X X

X X

Changed code 91 to read: Non-Traffic Violation Charged manslaughter, homicide or other assault offense committed without malice. Changed code 9 to read: Unknown/Not Reported Moved codes 7 & 8 to new element Died at Scene/En Route (see below). New Element Added code 32 Opening Vehicle Closure into Moving Traffic While Vehicle is in Motion.

SP3

Race/Hispanic Origin

X

SP3

Race/Hispanic Origin

X

Changed Hispanic Origin code 06 to read: Hispanic, Origin Not Specified or Other Origin. Changed Race code 00 and Hispanic Origin code 00 to both read: Not a Fatality (not applicable.

If you have any questions concerning this Coding Manual, please contact NISR, Inc. at: 301-533-0750; or by e-mail at: kdhackman@mindspring.com or slhackman@mindspring.com

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TABLE OF CONTENTSALL LEVELS LIST OF ELEMENTS AND LOCATION CODES ... 1 100. SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS .. 5 200. FORM CODING INSTRUCTIONS .. 11 300. DATA ELEMENT CODING INSTRUCTIONS .. 15 CASE NUMBER STATE NUMBER . 17 CONSECUTIVE NUMBER .. 19 ACCIDENT LEVEL: NUMBER OF NON-MOTORIST FORMS SUBMITTED 21 NUMBER OF VEHICLE FORMS SUBMITTED .. 23 NUMBER OF PERSON FORMS SUBMITTED 25 COUNTY/CITY 27 ACCIDENT DATE .. 29 ACCIDENT TIME .. 33 NATIONAL HIGHWAY SYSTEM 35 ROADWAY FUNCTION CLASS .. 37 ROUTE SIGNING . 41 TRAFFICWAY IDENTIFIER 45 MILEPOINT ... 49 GLOBAL POSITION . 51 SPECIAL JURISDICTION 55 FIRST HARMUL EVENT . 57 MANNER OF COLLISION 69 RELATION TO JUNCTION .. 71 RELATION TO ROADWAY . 77 TRAFFICWAY FLOW 83 NUMBER OF TRAVEL LANES 85 SPEED LIMIT . 87 ROADWAY ALIGNMENT 91 ROADWAY PROFILE 93 ROADWAY SURFACE TYPE .. 95 ROADWAY SURFACE CONDITION .. 97 CONSTRUCTION/MAINTENANCE ZONE 99 TRAFFIC CONTROL DEVICE . 101 TRAFFIC CONTROL DEVICE FUNCTIONING 105 LIGHT CONDITION . 107 ATMOSPHERIC CONDITION 109 HIT-AND-RUN.. 111 SCHOOL BUS RELATED 113 RAIL GRADE CROSSING IDENTIFIER 115 i

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ACCIDENT LEVEL (Cont.): NOTIFICATION TIME EMS ARRIVAL TIME EMS . EMS TIME AT HOSPTIAL . RELATED FACTORS ACCIDENT LEVEL ADDITIONAL STATE INFORMATION 117 121 125 129 137

VEHICLE LEVEL: VEHICLE NUMBER VEHICLE LEVEL . NUMBER OF OCCUPANTS .. REGISTRATION STATE REGISTERED VEHICLE OWNER VEHICLE MAKE, VEHICLE MODEL .. ALPHABETICAL LISTING OF MAKES .. BODY TYPE VEHICLE MODEL YEAR .. VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER . BUS USE SPECIAL USE EMERGENCY USE TRAVEL SPEED VEHICLE MAN EUVER . CRASH AVOIDANCE MANEUVER ROLLOVER . FIRE OCCURRENCE . IMPACT POINT INITIAL/PRINCIPAL . VEHICLE ROLE . UNDERRIDE/OVERRIDE . EXTENT OF DEFORMATION . MANNER OF LEAVING SCENE . MOTOR CARRIER IDENTIFICATION NUMBER . VEHICLE CONFIGURATION .. VEHICLE TRAILING NUMBER OF AXLES GROSS VEHICLE WEIGHT RATING CARGO BODY TYPE HAZARDOUS CARGO . JACKKNIFE MOST HARMFUL EVENT RELATED FACTORS VEHICLE LEVEL .. 139 141 145 149 153 155 231 235 237 253 257 261 263 265 267 269 271 273 279 283 287 289 291 295 303 307 309 313 319 323 325 335

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DRIVER LEVEL: VEHICLE NUMBER DRIVER LEVEL . 343 DRIVER PRESENCE . 345 LICENCE STATE .. 349 DRIVER ZIP CODE 351 NON-CDL LICENSE STATUS .. 353 COMMERCIAL MOTOR VEHICLE LICENSE STATUS 359 COMPLIANCE WITH LICENCE ENDORSEMENTS . 365 DRIVER LICENSE TYPE COMPLIANCE 369 COMPLIANCE WITH LICENSE RESTRICTIONS . 373 DRIVER HEIGHT ... 375 DRIVER WEIGHT .. 377 DRIVER LEVEL COUNTERS .. 379 DATE OF FIRST AND LAST ACCIDENT,SUSPENSION, CONVICTION . 385 VIOLATIONS CHARGED .. 389 RELATED FACTORS DRIVER LEVEL . 395 PERSON LEVEL: VEHICLE NUMBER PERSON LEVEL 415 PERSON NUMBER .. 417 NON-MOTORIST STRIKING VEHICLE NUMBER . 419 AGE 421 SEX . 423 PERSON TYPE .. 425 SEATING POSITION .... 435 RESTRAINT SYSTEM USE . 439 AIR BAG AVAILABILITY/