Data Quality Review of Crash Reports Accepted With Warning 

UMassSafe developed and implemented a process for reviewing crash reports that had been ‘accepted with warning’ by the RMV. Specifically, fields that were problematic for all crash reports accepted with warnings were studied, as well as those for individual police departments/barracks, police officers, and Record Management Systems (RMS). The RMV Law Enforcement Liaison (LEL) then used these findings to work with individual police departments to expand their understanding of data quality issues specific to their department in order to make improvements accordingly. Additionally the LEL identified that many issues occurring at the department level were a result of a RMS issue, and therefore technical assistance was additionally provided to their associated RMS vendors.

This research was conducted for the MassDOT Registry of Motor Vehicles ‘Accepted With Warning’ Project, funded by Section 405-c from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, provided through the Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety and Security and the Massachusetts Traffic Record Coordinating Committee.

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