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Commercial Vehicle – STAC

Designed to support law enforcement, state drivers’ licensing agencies, and universities within the FMCSA Eastern Service Center (ESC)

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The 2018 Massachusetts Strategic Highway Safety Plan

The Massachusetts Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP) is developed in accordance with Federal Highway Administration requirements to provide a comprehensive framework for improving safety on all public roads.

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UMassSafe Develops Crash Report E-Manual

In order to improve data collection for Massachusetts crashes, UMassSafe developed an interactive Crash Report E Manual website as well as a physical data dictionary document to assist law enforcement with crash reporting.

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Webinar Series: Innovative Initiatives - CDL Compliance & Safety

This nine-week webinar series will provide information and stimulate dialogue on innovative initiatives and best practices on commercial drivers’ license compliance and safety.

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UMassSafe

UMassSafe is a multidisciplinary traffic safety research program housed in the University of Massachusetts Transportation Center in the College of Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Working for many state and federal agencies, UMassSafe collects and analyzes crash related data, provides online data access, develops training materials and examines data quality challenges within the databases, providing recommendations for improvements.


Safety Data Warehouse

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Data Warehouse

The UMassSafe Traffic Safety Data Warehouse has been developed as a tool for maximizing the use of highway safety data. The data warehouse includes “administrative” datasets collected by state agencies and other organizations; including crash, citation, roadway inventory, etc. Currently, 12 such datasets are housed in the UMassSafe traffic Safety Data Warehouse, with over 16 years of data available. Additionally, the analysis includes linked datasets created using the aforementioned administrative databases. Crash, citation, ambulance trip, and roadway inventory data have been linked using advanced statistical methodologies to create a single dataset that allows analysts to consider the comprehensive crash experience; including driver behavior, crash characteristics, roadway environment, and crash.

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