Reliable data plays an important role in identifying traffic safety problems. OTS helps improve and streamline traffic collision database systems, develop and analyze mapping systems to pinpoint high-collision areas and identify crash trends, and promote data sharing and integrate traffic records systems. The OTS grants are used to purchase hardware and software tools to build and improve data collection systems, modernize manual databases, and digitize physical reports and print collections.
ROADWAY SAFETY AND TRAFFIC RECORDS PROGRAM AREA GOALS
- To replace manual input databases or paper files, allowing traffic engineers access to extensive crash analysis tools, automated standard reports, and mapping of crash locations