Friday, November 8, 2019

Opportunity: Volunteers Wanted for Tribal Crash Reporting Toolkit Pilot



Tribal Crash Reporting Toolkit

Tribes are invited to participate in a pilot project that will develop a Tribal Crash Reporting Toolkit.  The project is intended to help Tribes save lives and reduce injuries resulting from motor vehicle crashes by improving the collection and use of crash data.  Development of the toolkit is underway and expected to be complete in Fall 2020.  The Tribal Crash Reporting Toolkit will provide these tools:
  • A ready-to-use electronic and printable crash report form based on a subset of the Model Minimum Uniform Crash Criteria (MMUCC).
  • A database that works with the included form to establish electronic storage of crash data in the Tribe’s internal systems.
  • Guidance documents:
    • Toolkit manual describing the Tools
    • An overview of the importance of Tribal crash data collection, describing how crash data can be used and dispelling misunderstandings concerning crash data collection
    • Crash form instructions and data definitions
    • Data analysis tool for identifying problem areas and applying for grant funding
    • Quality control tool outlining edit check procedures
The pilot project is starting soon. Tribal employees who want to participate or have questions about participating should contact Tom Bragan (tom.bragan@dot.gov) of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration or Adam Larsen (adam.larsen@dot.gov) of the Federal Highway Administration as soon as possible.