Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Resource: Tribal Crash Reporting Toolkit Now Available


Now Available: Tribal Crash Reporting Toolkit

The new Tribal Crash Reporting Toolkit enables improved collection and use of crash data by Tribal governments. The toolkit enables Tribal Governments to maintain data sovereignty while consistently collecting a standardized set of data elements for each crash.

A webinar will be held on Nov. 19 at 3:30-4:30 Eastern / 12:30-1:30 Pacific to introduce the toolkit, answer questions from Tribes, and introduce a pilot project that may further improve the toolkit. Information about the webinar can be found at https://www.tribalsafety.org/tribal-crash-reporting-toolkit.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) published the toolkit in October 2020 to help Tribes in all phases of safety data improvement.  Tribes can use the Self-Assessment tool to identify elements of safety data management that could be improved.  The Crash Reporting Facts and Fictions Tool can further enhance the planning of safety data improvements by dispelling common barriers to crash data improvement.  A data analysis tool describes common ways that safety data is used to improve transportation safety. Other tools contain the framework needed to establish a crash reporting system.  These include a crash reporting form, officer’s instruction manual, database, quality control guide, and a manual that describes all of the available tools.  All of these tools are available at no cost at https://www.tribalsafety.org/tribal-crash-reporting-toolkit

For additional information about the Tribal Crash Reporting Toolkit, please contact Tom Bragan (Tom.Bragan@dot.gov) or Adam Larsen (Adam.Larsen@dot.gov).