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New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) - 5 Star Safety Ratings


NCAP rates vehicles to determine crash worthiness and rollover safety. The safety ratings are gathered during controlled crash and rollover tests conducted at NHTSA research facilities. Vehicles with a rating of five stars indicate the highest safety rating, whereas a one star indicates the lowest rating.

NHTSA is an organization under the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) whose mission is to save lives, prevent injuries and reduce economic costs due to road traffic crashes, through education, research, safety standards and enforcement activity. The New Car Assessment Program provides consumers with important information in making a new car purchase, and for comparable vehicle models it provides a direct comparison of the crashworthyness of vehicles. Information from this program also exists on the required labels on each new vehicle for sale .


Dataset Summary

Agency Department of Transportation
Sub-Agency/Organization National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Category 23. Transportation
Date Released Jan 05 2010
Date Updated Apr 17 2014
Time Period 1990 to present
Frequency Annual

Dataset Information

Data.gov Data Category Type
Raw data
Specialized Data Category Designation Research
Keywords New, Car, Assessment, Program, NCAP, Five, 5, Star, Safety, Rating, Ratings
Unique ID 5

Contributing Agency Information

Citation
http://www.safercar.gov/vgn-ext-templating/v/?vgnextoid=4ecd2bc586d7a110VgnVCM1000002fd17898RCRD
Agency Program Page http://www.safercar.gov/vgn-ext-templating/v/?vgnextoid=4ecd2bc586d7a110VgnVCM1000002fd17898RCRD
Agency Data Series Page http://ogd.nhtsa.gov/

Dataset Coverage

Unit of Analysis
Vehicles
Granularity N/A
Geographic Coverage N/A

Data Description

Collection Mode
Data Collection Instrument Data is collected from a vehicle crash test conducted in a Laboratory facility
Data Dictionary/Variable List http://www.safercar.gov/portal/site/safercar/menuitem.13dd5c887c7e1358fefe0a2f35a67789/?vgnextoid=b2c72d0e0c2c8110VgnVCM1000002fd17898RCRD

Dataset Quality

Data Quality Certification
No
Privacy and Confidentiality
No
Applicable Information Quality Guideline Designation
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Additional Dataset Documentation

Technical Documentation
http://www.safercar.gov/portal/site/safercar/menuitem.13dd5c887c7e1358fefe0a2f35a67789/?vgnextoid=b2c72d0e0c2c8110VgnVCM1000002fd17898RCRD
Additional Metadata N/A

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