• September 18th, 2023

This report examines challenges States face improving traffic safety information systems. The foundation for the report is the State Traffic Records Assessment Program data from 2018 to 2022 and technical assistance requests States have made to NHTSA since 2015. Of the six traffic records systems (crash, driver, vehicle, roadway, citation and adjudication, and injury surveillance), State’s citation and adjudication systems were furthest from the ideal. Across all systems, States faced challenges with data quality control programs and interfaces between systems. Similarly, States faced challenges with data use and integration. States had made 21 technical assistance requests through NHTSA’s GO Teams program since 2015. Technical assistance was provided in the areas of strategic planning, TRCC management, data integration, and performance measures. Together, the assessment results and technical assistance requests show States struggle with data integration and quality control (particularly performance measures).

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