Enforcement, engineers and researchers team up for CMV crash location analysis and enforcement
UMassSAFE teamed up with Massachusetts State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Section (MSP CVES) team leaders and MassHighway to examine crash locations for CMV crashes in the Commonwealth. GIS analyses were based on geocoded crash information provided by MassHighway. Results have already been used by the State Police to focus enforcement resources in high CMV crash corridors. This effort marks the first time that geocoded crash information has been used in this way. Lt. Rod Hendrigan of the MSP CVES says, “"Being able to examine crash locations for commercial vehicle crashes is a great advance for our Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Section. Now we can target our enforcement to the areas where crashes are occurring. We're very excited about being able to use data in our enforcement planning this way."