Report Your Car Accidents--Anonymously
The National Study Center for Trauma and Emergency Medical Systems, which is part of the University of Maryland Medical School, is looking for accident information you can’t always get from police reports. Medical researchers at the Center are asking drivers all over the world to report details of accidents and near misses—how you were feeling at the time of the accident, whether you were feeling awake or sleepy, whether you were alone or not, healthy or sick, having a conversation, etc.
The researchers are hoping the information will help reduce the number of traffic-related injuries and deaths.
It takes less than 10 minutes to register on the site and to fill out a report of an accident or near-miss. And remember, your answers are anonymous. There’s nowhere on the form where you are asked your name, social security number or other identifying information.
To read more about the study and to fill out a report, go to http://www.accident-report.org
National Study Center for Trauma and Emergency Medical Systems.