Fatality Analysis Reporting System
The Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) is a census of motor vehicle traffic crashes that result in a fatality to a vehicle occupant or nonmotorist within 30 days of the crash. FARS contains data on all fatal crashes within the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Data are collected on several aspects of the crash, including the event, the vehicle(s) and driver(s), and each person involved. These data can be used to answer many questions on the safety of vehicles, drivers, traffic situations, and roadways, at the state and national levels.
http://www.nhtsa.gov/FARS. Accessed August 16, 2010.