Highlights

Webinar: Law Enforcement Crash Report Review Guidelines

On March 25, UMassSafe and Lt. Michael Sonia hosted an informational webinar on the Law Enforcement Crash Report Review Guidelines.


T-Force Analytics: Tools for CMV Crash Data

T-Force Analytics provides a suite of advanced crash and inspection data tools for addressing Massachusetts commercial motor vehicle safety with the intent of assisting users (law enforcement and state drivers licensing agencies) in implementing programmatic safety efforts, as well as specific regional programming by troop, barracks and high crash corridors.


Crash Report Guidelines Available

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.


Commercial Vehicle Safety Summit

The 2019 Commercial Vehicle Safety Summit brought together 158 attendees from 86 agencies and organizations involved in truck and bus safety.


Six Legislative Initiatives for Improving Roadway Safety

The 2018 Strategic Highway Safety Plan is proposing that Massachusetts consider six high-leverage policies to reduce the frequency and severity of roadway fatalities.


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.


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.


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.


Crash Data Audit

UMassSafe coordinated an investigation of police crash reports to assess current challenges and recommend future modifications and training. Final report and executive summary available.


Utilization of Crash and Medical Data to Reduce Motor Vehicle Crash Severity: Findings Report

UMassSafe has investigated improved data linkage processes and strategies for linking highway safety data in order to improve the completeness as well as accessibility, integration, accuracy, and uniformity of Massachusetts crash data. View or download the Findings Report here.


Massachusetts E-Crash Manual

UMassSafe is creating a E-Crash Manual, to provide guidance on crash reporting including how the data is used, data dictionary, coding guide, guidance on new crash report fields, validation rules etc.


Phone Down, Just Drive

UMassSafe is working with the Massachusetts State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Section on a project to combat distracted driving among commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers.


T-Force Toolkit: Increasing Truck and Bus Traffic Enforcement

UMassSafe has developed T-Force, Truck and Bus Traffic Enforcement Toolkit, providing a free one stop shopping tool for resources geared toward traffic patrol officers. T-Force is a three-part program with a goal of increasing the enforcement of moving violations such as speeding and lane violations.


2016 Massachusetts Safety Belt Usage Observation Study

UMassSafe recently released a research report indicating that Massachusetts seat belt use is rising and is actually at an all-time high at 78.2%, but there is still work to do because we are still lagging behind other states.


2017 Commercial Vehicle Safety Plan for MA State Police

UMassSafe just finished assisting the Massachusetts State Police (MSP) develop their Commercial Vehicle Safety Plan for the upcoming year. This includes an extensive review of commercial vehicle crash, citation and inspection data to identify problems, develop countermeasures and plan a year of programming.