Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Understanding the Limitations of Drug Test Information, Reporting, and Testing Practices in Fatal Crashes

Since 1975, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has collected data from all 50 States, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico on all police-reported fatal crashes on public roadways. NHTSA’s National Center for Statistics and Analysis (NCSA) includes data from these fatal crashes in the Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS). This dataset provides a wealth of information on fatal crashes, the roadways, vehicles, and drivers involved.

See the Traffic Safety Facts: Research Notes from NHTSA for more information on this dataset.