Welcome to the web pages of GIDAS

Here, you can find Information about the GIDAS project
(German In-Depth Accident Study), one of the largest accident studies in Germany.

The data collected in the GIDAS project is very extensive, and serves as a basis of knowledge for different groups of interest. Due to well defined sampling plan, also representativity compared to the federal statistic is guaranteed.

Since mid 1999, the GIDAS project collects about 2000 accidents in the areas of Hanover and Dresden. The project is supported by the Federal Highway Research Institute (BASt) and the German Association for Research in Automobile Technology (FAT). You can find details in financing and members of the steering group under the menu entry "About GIDAS".

Unsere Leistungen im Überblick


GIDAS is one of the biggest projects for the investigation and documentation of real accidents. With a worldwide unique profundity traffic accidents are documented, conditioned and analyzed.

About Gidas

Case study

With numerous particular case inquiries and case studies our large database offers an applicable potencial for statistical analyses and comparative evaluation.

Case Study


Everyone’s transport safety is our concern. Therefore it is important for us to publish realized studies and results to sensitize the society.



If you have any questions about our study results or if you want to commission own surveys do not hesitate to contact us.


Steering committee