About Crash Data Reporting

Crash data collection and availability is essential to improving safety and efficiency on the Corridor’s transportation network. Such data can be used to identify safety hot spots along roadways and reasons for crash occurrences. Results can identify areas which have need of specific safety applications, technologies, programs, practices, enforcement, and other activities. The timely transmission of incident crash data is key to identifying areas and situations particularly prone to incidents and their causes, particularly with respect to commercial vehicles.

This project delineates crash reporting systems and procedures in place in the I-95 Corridor, and compares results from states which utilize these systems with those that do not to determine if these systems enable more timely and accurate data provision to law enforcement, departments of transportation, DMVs, and other entities.

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Collection is Key

Crash Data collection is key to improving safety and efficiency on roadways.

This project studied current crash reporting systems and procedures in place in the I-95 Corridor, and compared results from states which utilize these systems with those that do not to determine if these systems enable more timely and accurate data provision to law enforcement, departments of transportation, DMVs, and other entities. Supplemented with a literature review, the study also identified the lead agency currently responsible for crash data collection and dissemination in each of the I-95 Corridor States, along with MOUs and the associated policies and procedures currently utilized. Further, the study included a review of accident data reporting procedures and forms to determine the viability of a coordinated effort to develop an improved reporting methodology, using technology as practical, so that the multiple agencies (law enforcement, DMV, DOT, etc.) can promptly benefit from the obtainment of accurate accident data.