Crash Data Audit

10/31/2017

 In order to improve the quality of Massachusetts crash data, which is used by transportation safety stakeholders to identify problems, develop and implement countermeasures, and evaluate outcomes, UMassSafe conducted a crash data audit (CDA) investigating police crash reports for current challenges.  Based on the quantitative and qualitative findings of the CDA, a list of recommendations were created and used to develop a comprehensive Police Crash Report Data Quality Improvement Plan that will be used to guide future data quality efforts.

  
A summary of the findings can be accessed here: Executive Summary
Full report can be found here: Massachusetts 2014 Crash Data Audit Findings Report