Project: Accident Data Base: Enhanced VI

Reference: S051B/VE

Last update: 05/12/2003 08:33:15


To improve the utilisation of the Vehicle Inspectorate (VI) vehicle defects database by producing an enhanced retrieval, analysis and cross-referencing system for accident related vehicle defects.


This project is a specific proposal aimed at improving and enhancing the utilisation of the vehicle accident database that is operated and maintained by VI. It will be correlated to STATS19 data, be user-friendly and better meet the needs of existing and potential customers.

This improved vehicle accident database will enable better use of accident data by the Department to support post year 2000 casualty reduction targets and in-use road safety targets.


TRL Limited
Crowthorne House, Nine Mile Ride, Wokingham, Berkshire, RG40 3GA
+44 (0)1344 773131

Contract details

Cost to the Department: £78,950.00

Actual start date: 20 November 1996

Actual completion date: 31 December 1997


PR/SE/318/97. Improved Vehicle Inspectorate (VI) Vehicle Accident Database
Author: TRL Ltd
Publication date: 31/08/1997
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Summary of results

  1. The project survey found that all customers who took part agreed that the database is potentially extremely useful although it requires a major improvement exercise, including a complete re-organisation of the database, if it is to serve its purpose proficiently.

    The full results and recommendations are detailed in the project report.