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Define Dataset: Reportable Motor Vehicle Crash Data (Transport & Infrastructure) #27

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emily878 opened this issue Mar 6, 2015 · 3 comments

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@emily878 emily878 commented Mar 6, 2015

Thank you so much for this suggestion, @dsmorgan77! Could you help us define the essential substantive elements of a "Reportable Motor Vehicle Crash Details (fatal and non-fatal) and related enforcement" dataset? What are the components that it must minimally include? Is one of the NY datasets more inclusive or useful than the others if we wanted to hold it up as a model?

https://data.ny.gov/browse?q=%22motor%20vehicle%20crashes%22&sortBy=relevance&utf8=%E2%9C%93

@emily878 emily878 changed the title Define Dataset: Reportable Motor Vehicle Crash Data Define Dataset: Reportable Motor Vehicle Crash Data (Transport & Infrastructure) Mar 6, 2015
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@dsmorgan77 dsmorgan77 commented Mar 6, 2015

Any good crash data set includes at least the elements of the model minimum
uniform crash criteria (http://mmucc.us). That means information about the
crash, the vehicle(s) and person(s) involved. NY chooses to release those
aspects as individual (but linkable) files. All are valuable.
On Mar 6, 2015 4:31 PM, "Emily Shaw" notifications@github.com wrote:

Thank you so much for this suggestion, @dsmorgan77
https://github.com/dsmorgan77! Could you help us define the essential
substantive elements of a "Reportable Motor Vehicle Crash Details (fatal
and non-fatal) and related enforcement" dataset? What are the components
that it must minimally include? Is one of the NY datasets more inclusive or
useful than the others if we wanted to hold it up as a model?

https://data.ny.gov/browse?q=%22motor%20vehicle%20crashes%22&sortBy=relevance&utf8=%E2%9C%93


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@waldoj waldoj commented Mar 10, 2015

It's so delightful that there's already a standard. :) Such a rarity. And it's got "minimum" right in the name!

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@waldoj waldoj commented Apr 2, 2015

I'm not how I should rate those states that only provide statistics, as opposed to incident-level data. Do we not count it at all? Or do we just ding them on whether it's complete? Given the huge gap between statistics and data, I worry that just lowering their score for completeness is insufficient to represent the scale of the problem here.

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