Crash Report Guidelines Available
While there are numerous resources to assist law enforcement officers in filling out crash reports—such as the Massachusetts Crash Report E-Manual—there are limited materials for supervisors who often have to review multiple crash reports each day.
With guidance from the RMV and MSP, and technical assistance from the RMV law enforcement liaison, UMassSafe has created materials to provide guidance to supervisors in reviewing crash reports for completeness, accuracy and uniformity. Based on initial findings of the 2017 crash data audit (CDA), this project sought to enhance supervisory review of crash reports within a police department before they are submitted to the MassDOT RMV Division. These materials include the ten fields commonly left blank or incomplete and common crash report accuracy and completeness errors that could be corrected at the reviewer level.