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PBCAT version 3 (PBCAT 3) is an application for developing new variables useful for non-motorized safety analysis. Users of prior versions of PBCAT will notice major differences in platform, crash typing logic, and dataset in this version. PBCAT 3 has significant improvements in the functionality and features of the tool that make it easier to use to generate high quality  data. Some of the features include:

Users may also indicate the presence of up to 44 Special Circumstances that may have influenced the crash; many of these are related to crash types in PBCAT 2

Because PBCAT 3 is intended for developing new variables to  complement existing crash data, there are no places to enter variables such as the non-motorist or motorist age, weather, lighting conditions, injury severity, and other factors that are typically available from State crash databases. In addition, the user is not required to design a database or upload any data.

Once crash type and other data elements are coded using PBCAT, users can compile the downloaded PBCAT data with other data related to the crash, such as demographic characteristics of those involved, environment, and roadway characteristics. The application recommends users enter the State's unique crash report number or crash identifier in the Report Number field (the ID for each record) so for later merging of the data.

The data generated are not stored on the website. Users are therefore responsible for storing, linking or merging data, and managing the downloaded data. To enhance data protection, since there is no stored database, backup .csv files are automatically generated for the user after every five records for the first 20 entries (then at a decreasing frequency up to 200 records per session) to help prevent accidental data loss. When the user quits a coding session, all records are output in the .csv, and the user may therefore discard any unneeded backup data files.

The User Guide provides a more detailed discussion of the new features and benefits of PBCAT V3.