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Commercial Vehicle – STAC

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

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2019 Commercial Vehicle Safety Summit

This event will bring together truck/bus safety stakeholders from across the Northeast, including those from state trucking and bus associations, law enforcement, state drivers licensing agencies and government, and will consist of plenary sessions, workshops, and demonstrations of innovative programming and technologies.

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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.

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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.

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UMassSafe

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, 12 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, ambulance trip, 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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