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created May 09, 2013

updated Jun 15, 2016

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Description

The Port Authority of NY & NJ annually reports on motor vehicle crashes throughout its facilities. The data reported in this dataset represents motor vehicle crashes of vehicles in transport on public trafficways within Port Authority jurisdiction. A crash is a harmful event which involves a motor vehicle in transport that strikes another motor vehicle, other property, debris, animal, pedestrian, or bicyclist, or in which a motor vehicle overturns (rolls over), jackknifes, catches fire or explodes while within the trafficway.

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Data Provided By
Port Authority of NY & NJ
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Dataset Summary
Organization
Port Authority of NY & NJ, Engineering Department
Time Period
Beginning 2000
Posting Frequency
Annually
Dataset Owner
Traffic Engineering
Contact Information
ssyed@panynj.gov
Coverage
Port Authority of NY & NJ facilities
Granularity
Facility
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The dataset provides only a count of the motor vehicle crashes and does not serve as a measure of traffic safety. It would be misleading to utilize the numeric value to gauge traffic safety without accounting for varying exposure to risks or conflicts. An exposure element, such as the number of vehicles using the roadway over a given time and distance, generally is combined with number of crashes to obtain a crash rate. Neither the exposure element nor the crash rate is provided in the dataset. The number of crashes at one facility should not be measured against the number of crashes at another facility, nor should it be compared to other highways or non-Port Authority facilities. Each facility varies in geometric and operational characteristics, therefore the roadway environment and operational conditions to drivers are different, which means there are different contributing factors that influence the number of crashes.
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Disclaimer
The dataset includes only motor vehicle crashes on public trafficways that involve a motor vehicle in transport within Port Authority jurisdiction. Not all reported incidents are considered a crash, and not all incidents are on a public trafficway. The dataset is derived from Motor Vehicle Crash Report forms that were reported by Port Authority Police. Unreported crashes are not included in this dataset.
Dataset Information
Agency
Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
Common Core
Publisher
State of New York
Contact Name
Open Data NY
Contact Email
opendata@its.ny.gov
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