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NOTICE TO USERS: The FARS Query Tool will be retired with the 2018 FARS file release coming soon and will be replaced with a more modernized query tool. Once completed users will be redirected to this new site and toolset.

Query - Step 2: Choose the Tables to Query.

Now select the combination of tables that contains the fields you are interested in. (In the next step, you will select the specific fields.)

Please click on the links to see the variables in the respective tables in a new window.

(Crash / Person (Includes Occupants and Non Occupants))

Please select this option to query on variables that belongs to Crash, Person (Includes Occupant and Non Occupant) tables

Choose Option 1 if you want to include results for ALL PEOPLE (Occupants AND Non-Occupants) and /or CRASH Level

information, but NOT VEHICLE or DRIVER Level information

Examples uses:

  • You are looking for Alcohol or Drug test results for drivers and non-motorists involved in fatal crashes.

  • You are looking for persons involved in fatal crashes that occurred at night.

  • You are looking for the count of children involved in fatal crashes.

(Crash / Non Occupant / Pedestrian / Bicyclist)

Please select this option to query on variables that belong to Crash and Non Occupant Crash, Non Occupant, Pedestrian and Bicyclist tables

Choose Option 2 if you want to include PERSON Level information only for Non-Occupants and/or CRASH Level information,

but NOT VEHICLE or DRIVER Level information

Examples uses:

  • You are looking for the location of bicyclists and their use of safety equipment when involved in a fatal crash.

  • You are looking for common activities engaged in by pedestrians prior to being involved in a fatal crash.

  • You are looking for a distribution of persons operating a personal conveyance or riding a bicycle by age group.

(Crash / Vehicle / Driver / Precrash / Occupant)

Please select this option to query on variables that belongs to Crash, Vehicle, Driver, Precrash and Occupant tables

Choose Option 3 if you want to include PERSON Level information for only Occupants, and/or DRIVER Level information,

PRECRASH Level information, VEHICLE Level information and /or CRASH level information

Examples uses:

  • You are looking for a count of motor vehicle occupants involved in fatal crashes.

  • You are looking for large trucks involved in fatal crashes where the truck jackknifed prior to its involvement.

  • You are looking for crashes that involved a trafficway with a two-way continuous left turn lane where one of the vehicles was engaged in a left turn.

 

The data in each table includes:

Crash

Data specific to the crash such as the date, time, location, first harmful event, light and atmospheric conditions.

Vehicle

Data on each vehicle involved in the crash such as vehicle make, model, body type, model year, registration information, impact points, number of occupants, and sequence of events.

Driver

Driver data such as the registration state, license type and status, previous violations, and condition at the time of the crash.

Occupant

Data on the occupants of each vehicle, including age, sex, seating position, restraint system/helmet use, alcohol or drug involvement, and injury severity.

Non Occupant

Data for persons who were involved in the crash but were not motor vehicle occupants, including age, sex, person type (pedestrian, bicyclist, etc.), alcohol or drug involvement, and injury severity.

Pedestrian

Data about pedestrians involved in a crash including pedestrian position and direction at the time of the crash

Bicyclist

Data about bicyclists involved in a crash including bicyclist position and direction at the time of the crash.