Whither this data?

I’m trying to do some analysis on car accident statistics with respect to at-fault collisions for people driving vehicles with automatic transmissions vs those who drive stick. While the NHTSA has a surprisingly advanced query system set up that allows you to drill down to pretty specific results without much trouble, I can’t seem to find this data. I’ve gone through the raw data as well, and this information doesn’t appear to be collected.

I’m trying to find out whether transmission type has an effect on accident rates.

VIN numbers are collected, and this information is associated with a specific VIN, but is there a way to easily pull this information from somewhere? Hmm.

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