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

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Webinar Series: Best Practices for Crash Data Tools

Crash data query tools can be used to provide information to assist with crash reporting, planning, and programming. Expanding on the presentations from the Northeast 2016 Commercial Vehicle Safety Research Summit, this webinar series will provide information about best practices for developing and using these tools to decrease the incidence of crashes.

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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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Past Webinar: Planning for the Impacts of Decriminalized Marijuana on CMV Safety

UMassSafe recently conducted a webinar on the legalization of Cannabis and changing landscape around impaired driving. On April 2nd, Darrin Grondel, Director of the Washington Traffic Safety Commission, presented at UMass on the impacts of legalization on both CMV drivers and companies as well as law enforcement and drivers licensing, from the Washington State perspective.

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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, 14 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, hospital, death certificate, 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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