V18. Motor Vehicle Maneuver/Action

Definition:

The controlled maneuver for this motor vehicle prior to the beginning of the sequence of events.

Element Attributes:

Movements Essentially Straight Ahead
Negotiating a Curve
Backing
Changing Lanes
Overtaking/Passing
Turning Right
Turning Left
Making U-Turn
Leaving Traffic Lane
Entering Traffic Lane
Slowing
Parked
Stopped in Traffic
Other
Unknown

Rationale:

Important for crash evaluation, particularly when combined with sequence of events.