Within the PBCAT application, there are some variable options that use images as a visual aid to help users in the crash type coding process. These images are available specifically for crash location and facility type, and for depicting the crash type based on motorist and non-motorist maneuvers.
All images are used to help guide users in coding variables and confirming crash type determinations. Images should not be interpreted as a literal representation of the location type, facility type appearance, or as the only way a crash type may occur. (For a few crash types, multiple images are available in the image package, although one image is used to represent each crash type in the application.) Users should become familiar with the definitions of each category option in each variable before making selections and use the images as an aid in coding.
The supporting images are high-contrast and 508-compliant. They are simple, diagrammatic illustrations. Symbols are used to universally represent all non-motorized modes and diverse motorized vehicle types within the crash type images so as to represent a wide-variety of road user and vehicle types that may be involved in collisions. The crash type illustrations and other supporting images (e.g., location types and facilities) used within PBCAT are available for the user to download as JPEGs via the link below.
Adobe Illustrator files of the supporting images are available by request. While the images within PBCAT are offered within separate variable categories, and do not provide a fully-rendered visual that represents a crash as it occurred at a specific location, the package of illustrations may allow users and designers to overlay and adapt these images to create crash scenarios that fit their data or other purposes and needs. Adobe Illustrator files may be requested by contacting the site administrators.