ANCIS - the first three years

Monash University Accident Research Centre - Report #207 - 2003

Authors: B. Fildes, D. Logan, M. Fitzharris, J. Scully & D. Burton

Full report in pdf format [690KB]


The ANCIS (the Australian National Crash In-depth Study) is a collaborative research program involving the automotive manufacturing industry, State and Federal Government agencies and automobile associations. In-depth data on a representative sample of passenger vehicle crashes is collected currently in Victoria and New South Wales on severe crashes where at least one occupant is hospitalised as a result of the crash. Information collected includes occupant injuries, vehicle damage and crash contributing factors from a retrospective examination of the crash. This first analysis of 180 cases contained in the ANCIS database examines the patterns of crashes and injuries sustained, what caused these injuries, the extent and severity of damage to the vehicle and the characteristics of the crash. These data are rich in terms of the amount of detail contained in each case and are provided to throw new light on the crashworthiness of the vehicles and aspects of their crash involvement. A recent trend analysis of the Federal Fatal File is also included to highlight recent trends in crash involvement from more than 3000 fatal vehicle crashes.

Sponsoring Organisations:  This project was funded through the ANCIS Consortium Partners, including: Australian Transport Safety Bureau; Autoliv Australia; Ford Australia; Holden Ltd; Mitsubishi Australia; Motor Accidents Authority (NSW); NRMA Limited; RACV Limited; Roads & Traffic Authority (NSW);  TAC Victoria; Toyota Australia; VicRoads