Description of the data source, numerator, denominator, survey questions, and other relevant details about the national estimate.
FARS contains data on a census of fatal traffic crashes abstracted from official state documents, including police accident reports, state vehicle registration files, state driver license files, state highway department data, vital statistics data, death certificates, Coroner/Medical Examiner reports, hospital medical records, emergency medical service reports, and other state records. To be included in FARS, a crash must involve a motor vehicle traveling on a trafficway customarily open to the public, and must result in the death of an occupant of a vehicle or a nonoccupant within 30 days of the crash.
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) estimates total vehicle miles traveled using an algorithm that includes gas sales, vehicle registration, vehicle fuel economy data, and other data from the Highway Performance Monitoring System.
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