Low-Cost Accident Data Bases for Small Urban Areas

by Patrick P. Martin, Indiana Transportation Planning, Office, Indianapolis, IN, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Microcomputer Applications Within the Urban Transportation Environment


This paper describes the application of a microcomputer traffic accident data base system developed for Terre Haute, Indiana, a small (pop. 70,000) urbanized area in west central Indiana. This system is being used by local units of government and a regional district of the Indiana Department of Highways as a temporary supplement to a state-wide traffic accident data base system which has been plagued by complexity, unreliability and inaccuracy. The potential application of this microcomputer data base system in other small urban areas is enhanced by its comprehensiveness, ease of use, and low cost.

Subject Headings: Benefit cost ratios | Accidents | Databases | Urban areas | Computer software | Traffic accidents | Systems management | Emergency management | Indiana | United States

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