UMassSafe Called On by State Agencies for Crash Data Quality Projects


UMassSafe is taking a lead role on crash data quality work in Massachusetts. Along with continued participation on the Massachusetts Traffic Records Coordinating Committee (TRCC), two new projects are now underway. "Improving Crash Data Quality in Massachusetts", funded by the Massachusetts Executive Office of Transportation's Cooperative Research Program, will focus on an audit process to identify and detail data quality issues in the Massachusetts Crash Data system. Subsequently, as part of this project, a data quality improvement plan will be developed to guide the Commonwealth's efforts on improving crash data. Additionally, UMassSafe will undertake a police training project, funded by the Governor's Highway Safety Bureau through the use of 408 funds, that will identify areas for improvement in terms of police collection of data. A web-based police training module, designed to address the problems identified, will be designed and pilot-tested. For more information on the crash data quality projects, click here.