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FATALITY ANALYSIS REPORTING SYSTEM (FARS) ENCYCLOPEDIA
File Versions File Versions
2017 data based on FARS data publication, 1st release
Map Features GIS Map features VMT Changes Vehicle Registration and VMT Changes

Acronyms

This table contains commonly used DOT and FARS acronyms.

ACRONYM DESCRIPTION
BAC Blood Alcohol Concentration
BTS Bureau Of Transportation Statistics
CDL Commercial Driver's License
CDS Crashworthiness Data System
CODES Crash Outcome Data Evaluation System
DOT Department Of Transportation
EMS Emergency Medical Service
FARS Fatality Analysis Reporting System
FHWA Federal Highway Administration
GES General Estimates System
GVWR Gross Vehicle Weight Rating
ITS Intelligent Transportation System
LTVs Light Trucks And Vans
MUTCD Manual Of Uniform Traffic Control Devices
N/A Not Applicable
NASS National Automotive Sampling System
NCSA National Center For Statistics And Analysis
NHTSA National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
PAR Police Accident Report
PCR Police Crash Report
PCs Passenger Cars
PSAs Public Service Announcements
PSUs Primary Sampling Units
VIN Vehicle Identification Number
VMT Vehicle Miles Traveled