Instructions for Completing Overlay 2

STATE OF VERMONT UNIFORM CRASH REPORT

INSTRUCTIONS FOR COMPLETING OVERLAY 2

ADDITIONAL OPERATOR INFORMATION

O. Apparent Operator Condition - Enter the primary code in box O1 that best describes the operator’s condition in Vehicle 1 at the time of the crash. If a secondary operator condition was apparent at the time of the crash, enter one code which best describes the condition. A secondary condition would be one that was less important than the primary condition but still evident. Enter the same information for the operator of Vehicle 2 in boxes O3 and O4.

P. Contributing Circumstances - Driver - Enter the code in P1 for the circumstance for Operator 1 that primarily contributed to making the crash happen. If there was a second circumstance for Operator 1 that contributed to the crash, enter the appropriate code in P2. Repeat this process for Operator 2. The contributing circumstance is a factor associated with the crash that analysts or reconstructionists should be aware of if they want to take action to prevent recurrence of the crash.

U. Perceived Race-Driver – This information is collected for every operator.

By definition according to ANSI-D20, Traffic Records System Data Dictionary Release 5.0.0:

  1. Asian or Pacific Islander- Having Origins in Any of the Original Peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, or Pacific Islands. This Includes China, India, Japan, Korea, the Philippines Islands, and Samoa.
  2. Black- Having Origins in Any of the Black Racial Groups of Africa.
  3. Hispanic- A Person of Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, Central or South American or Other Spanish Culture or Origin, Regardless of Race.
  4. Native American or Alaskan Native- Having Origins in Any of the Original Peoples of North America, and Maintaining Cultural Identification Through Tribal Affiliation of Community Recognition.
  5. White- Having Origins in Any of the Original Peoples of Europe, North Africa, or the Middle East.

ADDITIONAL VEHICLE INFORMATION-All Vehicles

Q. Defective Equipment - If defective equipment for Vehicle 1 contributed to the crash, enter the appropriate codes in Q1, Q2, and Q3. Vehicle 2 defective equipment codes should be entered in Q4, Q5, and Q6.

T. Sequence of Events - Identify and order the events of the crash relating to each vehicle. Enter the proper code numbers in the order in which the events occurred. Many crashes will not have more than one event, but indicate all that apply.

 

ONLY LARGE TRUCK/BUS (COMMERCIAL VEHICLES ONLY)

R. Vehicle Configuration - If a commercial vehicle was involved in the crash, enter the code that best identifies the vehicle type for Vehicle 1. If a second commercial vehicle was involved, enter the code for Vehicle 2 that best identifies the vehicle type. (See Appendix B for picture descriptions.)

S. Cargo Body Type - Enter the code that best describes the cargo body type for Vehicle 1. If applicable, enter the appropriate code for Vehicle 2. (See Appendix B for picture descriptions.)

 

Note to Web Crash users: If “Comm Veh” question on page one was noted as “N” (no), then boxes R and S will be grayed out (inaccessible).