The Small Computer Accident Records System (SCARS)

by Kenneth G. Courage, Univ of Florida, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Microcomputer Applications in Transportation III


SCARS was developed to support public agencies in Florida in their efforts to analyze traffic accident records and identify high hazard locations. It is an application of the DBASE III+ data base management program. SCARS keeps track of about forty pieces of information on each accident. It is concerned with where, and under what conditions the accident happened. It summarizes the information in a series of reports indicating which locations present the greatest hazard to the motorist, what kind of accidents are happening, and what other factors are prevalent. SCARS produces collision diagrams automatically from the data base. A separate program called SCCOLD (Small Computer Collision diagram) contains the graphics routines.

Subject Headings: Traffic accidents | Computer analysis | Databases | Public health and safety | Traffic safety | Computer software | Graphic methods | Public opinion and participation | Florida | United States

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