Data Sources

GIDAS – German In-depth accident study

The German In-depth accident study (GIDAS) is one of the largest accident studies in Germany. The data collected in the GIDAS project is very extensive and serves as a basis of knowledge for different groups of interest. In the figure 1 shows the size of the current GIDAS database.

GIDAS-database (Source: GIDAS 1999-2016)
Pic 1: GIDAS-database (Source: GIDAS 1999-2016)

On base of GIDAS, also individual single case analysis can be carried out according to the customer requirements. For this purpose, all picture per case are analysed. The figure 2 shows an example of a GIDAS-analysis.

GIDAS-Distribution of the Occupants in Passenger Cars after Age and Gender (Source: GIDAS 1999-2016)
Pic 2: GIDAS-Distribution of the Occupants in Passenger Cars after Age and Gender (Source: GIDAS 1999-2016)

If you want to know more about GIDAS please take a look at the homepage www.gidas.org. 

Official traffic accident statistics

The official traffic accident statistic is a “full collection”. This means that all traffic accidents in the whole country are collected under same conditions. Thereby, the level of detail is much lower than an In-depth accident study like GIDAS. In addition to the analysis of German traffic accident statistics, other international traffic accident statistics can also be evaluated by the VUFO according to the customer's order. The figure 3 shows an example of an analysis by the German traffic accident statistic (www.destatis.de).

The distribution of the traffice accidents and the traffic fatalities dependent on the years 1999-2016 (Source: official traffic accident statistic of Germany; www.destatis.de)
Pic 3: The distribution of the traffice accidents and the traffic fatalities dependent on the years 1999-2016 (Source: official traffic accident statistic of Germany; www.destatis.de)

FARS – statistic of the traffic fatalities in the USA

The VUFO prepares the information of the traffic accident situation in the United States of America. This creates the possibility to analyze the “Fatality Analysis Reporting System“(FARS). For an example, FARS includes about 40,000 traffic fatalities per year and so this database can be used for in depth studies about deathly traffic accidents. The figure 4 shows an overview about the content of FARS in 2015 (ftp://ftp.nhtsa.dot.gov/FARS/).

Overview FARS 2015 (Source: ftp://ftp.nhtsa.dot.gov/FARS/)
Pic 4: Overview FARS 2015 (Source: ftp://ftp.nhtsa.dot.gov/FARS/)

IGLAD – international traffic accident database

The “Initiative for the global harmonization of accident data” (IGLAD) is an international traffic accident database, which includes accident dates of 10 countries. By using the IGLAD database, you can depict the international traffic accident situation. The VUFO is not only the admin of the IGLAD database furthermore we have the expertise to analyzed this dates. For more information about IGLAD please take a look at the homepage - www.iglad.net zu finden.