Crash Data Audit



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