Assessing the Spatial and Temporal Differences in Midwestern Crashes Relative to National Data: Implications for Public Policy Decisions

A great deal of research related to crashes has been done at the national level. However, data at the national level is typically done using GES (the General Estimate System) which encompasses a representative sample of the crashes in the US, not the full population. This is in contrast to state level data which is generally comprehensive. Although the national data is weighted to represent variations in each geographical location, there can still be discrepancies when the outcomes are to be generalized for a specific region. Differences in severe injuries based on road types at the state and national level have not yet been assessed. The goal of this research is to determine if temporal and spatial effects observed in the national data can be generalized to differences unique to Iowa and regions encompassed by the Midwest Transportation Consortium.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Completed
  • Sponsor Organizations:

    University of Iowa, Iowa City

    102 Church Street
    Iowa City, IA  United States  52242

    Midwest Transportation Consortium

    Iowa State University
    Ames, IA  United States  50010-8664
  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Iowa, Iowa City

    102 Church Street
    Iowa City, IA  United States  52242
  • Principal Investigators:

    Boyle, Linda

  • Start Date: 20070401
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20080331
  • Source Data: RiP Project 14346

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01460286
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Midwest Transportation Consortium
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 1:22PM