Crash Research & Analysis, Inc.

Safety Studies & Analysis


Areas of Expertise

  • Coordinating Large-Scale Safety Research Projects

  • Supervising Data Collection Efforts

  • Developing Interview and Data Collection Instruments

  • Developing Rating Scales

  • Authoring Professional Reports

  • Conducting Statistical Analyses

  • Writing Coding and Analysis Manuals


Major Safety Research Studies

National Motor Vehicle Crash Causation Survey (NMVCCS)

  • Developed interview forms and data collection instruments

  • Assisted with database development

  • Supervised field researchers at 24 locations in 17 states

  • Responsible for Eastern zone case quality control

  • Member of team responsible for developing the coding and editing manuals

Large Truck Crash Causation Study (LTCCS)

  • Provided advice to the sponsor (FMCSA) concerning the technical, political, administrative, and economic implications of management decisions regarding the study’s design

  • Served on the steering committee for the sponsor from conception to completion, assisting the sponsor with all aspects of this multi-million dollar, multi-year, nationwide study

  • Interacted with multiple Federal agencies, states, and jurisdictions

  • Designed and developed study parameters

  • Assisted in the design and development of data collection methodologies utilized, and pilot study

  • Assisted in the development of the LTCCS Data Collection, Coding, and Editing Manual, as well as the LTCCS Data Collection, Coding, and Editing Manual for the Crash Event Assessment Form

  • Assisted SQL developers in their design of the data storage, access, and QC/QA

  • Represented US government at meetings with officials from multiple states and jurisdictions

  • Provided training and expert advice in accident investigation, reconstruction, and vehicle systems

  • Reconstructed crashes and determined crash causation factors

  • Provided quality control review of more than 700 cases

  • Co-author of technical documents and analyses, including Congressional activities

  • Defined variables for the SAS Analytical User’s Manual

Bus Crash Causation Study

  • Served as the principal investigator regarding a study of bus crash causation

  • Conducted a bus crash causation feasibility study

  • Organized technical meeting of national experts/stakeholders regarding bus crashes

  • Served on steering committee for the sponsor (FMCSA)

  • Designed and developed study parameters and the data collection methodology utilized

  • Directed/assisted developers in the design of the data storage, access, and QC/QA

  • Provided expert advice in accident investigation, reconstruction, and vehicle systems

  • Reconstructed several bus-pedestrian impacts and other bus crashes

  • Provided quality control review of all cases

 

National Child Restraint Usage Safety Study (NCRUSS)

  • Coordinated the Eastern Region data collection effort

  • Assisted in site selection and set-up

  • Achieved site participation

  • Assisted in pilot testing of data collection forms

  • Assisted in data collection

  • Participated in data edits and scrubs

 

The Incidence and Role of Drugs in Fatally Injured Drivers

  • Supervised data collection and coding activities

  • Participated in the experimental design and selection of drugs to be studied

  • Set up cooperation with County Medical Examiners/Coroners

  • Supervised data collection and data entry procedures

  • Conducted the study’s statistical analyses

  • Co-wrote the final report

  • Co-authored the “responsibility analysis” report and coding manual for the study