Tag: eCrash

  • January 18th, 2018

The U. S. Department of Transportation said it is launching an initiative that includes two pilot programs to modernize its own data analysis and integrate traditional datasets with new “big data” sources to gain insights into highway safety. “Advances in data science have the potential to transform the department’s approach to safety research and provide […]

  • March 30th, 2016

TRB’s National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report 788: Guide for Effective Tribal Crash Reporting presents guidance for state agencies and tribal leaders in effective crash reporting. The guidebook reviews the root causes of issues and deficiencies related to tribal crash reporting and highlights best practices, success stories, lessons learned published literature and data from […]

  • May 15th, 2014

There are a number of inconsistencies between the data collected within eCrash and that obtained from the paper forms. The deployment of eCrash was on June 1, 2009 for all DPS and some city agencies. Additional cities were added througout the remainder of 2009 and 2010. The purpose of this article is to address these […]

  • May 14th, 2014

The Alabama Department of Public Safety teamed with the University of Alabama Center for Advanced Public Safety (CAPS) to develop eCrash, the nation’s first totally paperless crash reporting system. Except for the reports provided to those involved in crashes, all other aspects of eCrash are paperless, from the officers’ entry of the data (in many […]

  • October 11th, 2012

The following is an abstract of a study performed using crash reports from Alabama over the past ten years. Some differences in the reporting process itself originated in July 1, 2009 when DPS and several key local reporting agencies began using eCrash, Alabama’s electronic crash reporting system. In 2012 eCrash was used in over 90% […]

  • September 21st, 2012

The purpose of the Model Minimum Uniform Crash Criteria (MMUCC) is to provide a dataset for describing crashes of motor vehicles in transport that will generate the information necessary to improve highway safety within each State and nationally.