Better Information for Better Roadway Safety

In an effort to upgrade an out-of-date and inefficient paper-based system for recording crash data, the Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) chose in 2011 to participate in the Federal Highway Administration's Crash Data Improvement Program (CDIP). The challenges that CTDOT faced at the time were a massive backlog of paper reporting forms, outdated crash-data collection content, paper-based submissions, and processes that limited the capture of crash data. As an outcome of the CDIP assessment, CTDOT developed a toolbox of best practices, consisting of eight key components, which complies with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Model Minimum Uniform Crash Criteria (MMUCC). This article describes the process that CTDOT underwent that led them to develop a state-of-the-art electronic reporting system, which provides real-time, accurate, complete, and fully accessible data to the highway safety community.


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  • Accession Number: 01685864
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI, USDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 3 2018 9:37AM