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‚ÄčPublic Health Data Inventory

Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS)

Background

FARS is a nationwide census providing the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Congress and the American public yearly data regarding fatal injuries suffered in motor vehicle traffic crashes.

Type of Data

The data are population-based for ongoing surveillance.

Data Collection Method and Availability

FARS collects detailed information on motor vehicle traffic fatalities, including over 130 data fields for each driver/vehicle in a crash. Data are collected from police crash reports, Blood Alcohol Content reports, death certificates, and other sources. Data have been collected annually since 1975.

Related Links and Reports

FARS (Fatality Analysis Reporting System) Data Page

Data Contact

Nebraska Department of Roads
1500 Highway 2
Lincoln, NE 68502
Phone: (402) 479-4645