The FARS is a nationwide census of annual data regarding fatal injuries suffered in motor vehicle traffic crashes. It is a public service of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. In order for a crash to be included in FARS, a crash must result in the death of the motorist or non-motorist within 30 days of the crash. Crash data is retrieved from a variety of state documents, including but not limited to police accident reports, death certificates, state registration files, and coroner/medical examiner's reports.
More information on the FARS, including the online query system can be found here: http://www.nhtsa.gov/FARS
Current Data Format
Comparable to National Dataset?
FARS is a national dataset.
Strategic Data Need
Assess trends in alcohol-related crashes.
Does not include non-traffic crashes (e.g., driveways or other private property) or deaths that occur >30 days after the motor vehicle crash; BACs not available for all fatalities, so BAC estimates use multiple imputation process.
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Fatality Analysis Reporting System, Georgia (1994-2019). Available at http://www.nhtsa.gov/FARS