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Data Element Categories Description Comments
Age 0
1 - 4
5 - 9
10 - 14
15 - 19
20 - 24
25 - 34
35 - 44
45 - 54
55 - 64
65 - 74
75 +
Unknown1
Age in years, based on the date the crash occurred Age values are for the most part provided in five or 10-year intervals. Driver age categories begin at age 15.
Gender Female
Male
Unknown1
   
Driver/ Occupant Driver
Occupant
  Driver age categories begin at age 15.
Seat Position Back
Front
Other
Unknown1
Seat position identifies whether the individual was seated in a front seat, back seat, other enclosed or exposed area of the vehicle.  
Type of Vehicle Bus
Farm Equipment
Motorcycle
Passenger Car

Pick Up Trucks
Truck
Other


Unknown1

(Tractors and farm equipment)

(Passenger, van/mini-van, and for 1995-96, SUV)


(Motor driven cycle, snowmobile, ATV, other vehicle with trailer, and for 1994, detached trailer)
 
Injury Severity (Occupants of Motor Vehicle ) No Indication
Possible
Non-incapacitating
Incapacitating
Fatal
Unknown1
Identifies injury severity to the individual involved in the motor vehicle incident, based on observation of the officer at the scene.  
Injury Severity (Non-Occupants of Motor Vehicle) No Injury
Injury
Fatal Injury
Unknown1
Same as above  
Safety Equipment Used Airbag Deployed w/o Seat Belt
Airbag Deployed w/Seat Belt
Child Restraint
Helmet
None Present/Not Use
Seat Belt
Unknown1

Indicates the type and use of passenger protective devices.

Category "None Present/Not Used" includes all of the following cases: safety equipment not present; safety equipment present but not used; and, child restraint used improperly. 

 
Non-Occupant Type Equestrian
Non-Motorized Occupant
Pedalcyclist
Pedestrian
Unknown1
Classifies individuals involved in a motor vehicle incident who were not a passenger of a motor vehicle.  
Pedestrian Visibility No Contrasting Clothing
Contrasting Clothing
Reflective Material
Other Light Source Used
Unknown1
   
Collision Type Vehicle Overturn
Pedestrian/ Pedalcyclist
Animal
Fixed Object
Railroad Train/ Other Object
Other Noncollision
Parked Motor Vehicle
Rearend
Headon
Sideswipe Same or Opposite Direction
Angle
Turning
Other
Unknown1

 

 
Severity of Crash Fatal Crash
Injury Crash
Property Damage2
Unknown1
   
Lighting Conditions Daylight
Dawn
Dusk
Darkness
Darkness, Lighted Road
Unknown1

 

 
Weather Clear
Cloudy/Overcast
Fog/Smoke/Haze
Rain
Severe Cross Wind
Sleet/Hail
Snow
Unknown1
In 1996 the category of "Other" was added to this field, and it has been combined with the "Unknown" category for the purpose of this reporting system.

In 2013, the category of "Cloudy/Overcast" was added.

 
Day of Week Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Unknown1
   
Time Period 1994-Q1
1994-Q2
1994-Q3
1994-Q4
through
2015-Q4
Quarterly time frames based on the date of the crash.  
County of Occurrence All 102 Illinois counties from ADAMS to WOODFORD
Unknown1
County in which the crash event occurred.  
Notes:
1 The category of "Unknown" represents all values that were invalid entries, values recorded as "unknown,"
or when no values were entered for the field.
2 Effective January 1, 2009, the legal reporting threshold for traffic crashes involving only property damage increased from $500 to $1,500 when all drivers are insured. However, if any driver does not have insurance, the threshold remains $500 (Illinois Traffic Crash Report SR 1050: Instruction manual, p.6).





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