Crash Records

Crash records are used to measure and compare transportation safety across states, to design countermeasures, and to guide decision-making. This data is most useful when it is reliable, accurate, and consistent. Improvements to traffic safety data collection and management practices will make this data more robust and useful. However, for most road agencies, data collection is a secondary responsibility after ensuring public safety and assisting survivors. Many local and especially rural agencies lack funding and staff to dedicate to data collection and management.

This section provides guidelines and best practices for enhancing the accuracy and consistency of crash records.

Technical Guide/Manual

Training

Collaborating with Law Enforcement to Reach Zero

The National Center for Rural Road Safety (Safety Center) is hosted a FREE, 1.5-hour online webinar. Webinar Description This webinar provided an overview ... [ Read More » ]

It’s Not Always Clear What Happened

Posted on Thursday July 6th, 2017

Imagine – a car approaching an intersection tries to avoid a large object in the road, swerves out of the way and hits a lamppost, causing serious damage. Then the car bounces back into the roadway and whereby ...

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Fact Sheet

Training

Incorporating Safety Data into the Planning Process at the Rural Level

The National Center for Rural Road Safety (Safety Center) hosted a FREE, 1.5-hour online webinar. Webinar Description This webinar provided an overview of the e ... [ Read More » ]

Fact Sheet

Website

Training

Toolbox-kit

Research Report

Press Release

Fact Sheet

Lives Saved in 2015 by Restraint Use and Minimum-Drinking-Age Laws

NHTSA’s National Center for Statistics and Analysis has been producing annual estimates of lives saved since 1975. This fact sheet contains finding for 2015 b ... [ Read More » ]

Website

Training

Press Release

Fact Sheet

Technical Guide/Manual

Research Report

Noteworthy Practice

Fact Sheet

Critical Reasons for Crashes Investigated in the National Motor Vehicle Crash Causation Survey

“The National Motor Vehicle Crash Causation Survey (NMVCCS), conducted from 2005 to 2007, was aimed at collecting on-scene information about the events an ... [ Read More » ]

Technical Guide/Manual

DDACTS Data Driven Approaches to Crime and Traffic Safety Operational Guidelines

Data-Driven Approaches to Crime and Traffic Safety (DDACTS) is a law enforcement operational model supported by a partnership among the Department of Transporta ... [ Read More » ]

Research Report

Fact Sheet

Technical Guide/Manual

General Report