This version of the software has resulted in significant improvements
in the functionality of the product and an improved design that makes
the product easier to use. Some of the features of Version 2.0 include:
User-friendly environment and improved navigation – A
Windows operation environment has been adopted and includes pull-down menus
Form Designer – Users can customize their data
entry form for inputting crash data. The form can be designed to match the
police crash report used in their community.
Group Crash Typing – An alternative version of
crash typing is available for those users who do not wish to have the level
of crash type detail offered in the traditional version.
Location Data – Users have the option of recording
the specific location information (e.g., approach leg and travel direction)
for pedestrian crashes occurring at intersections.
Crash Reports – Single variable and multivariable
tables can be produced within the application, and the results can be exported
to Excel for further customization and graphic production.
Countermeasures – Users have access to detailed
descriptions of engineering, education, and enforcement countermeasures
that are provided to address specific types of crashes. Each countermeasure
description includes a purpose, considerations, estimated cost, and access
to real-world case studies.
Expert System Tools – Links are provided to PEDSAFE
and BIKESAFE web-based expert systems tools for additional help with countermeasure
selection (www.walkinginfo.org/pedsafe and www.bicyclinginfo.org/bikesafe).
Import/Export Capabilities – A conversion utility
is included for importing PBCAT 1.0 data sets, and data may be exported
in several formats for users that wish to conduct more sophisticated analyses
with other applications (e.g., SAS or Excel).