Safety is the number one priority for the US Department of Transportation and with over 30,000 fatalities and millions of injuries in motor vehicle crashes on our nation’s roadways each year, motor vehicle traffic safety in particular is one of the most critical components. The key to reducing the number of deaths and injuries on American roadways is data-driven, science-based decision making that relies on the highest quality traffic records data.
The US DOT|TRCC’s mission is to maximize the overall quality of safety data and analysis based on State traffic records data across all six core systems: crash, vehicle, driver, roadway, citation & adjudication, and injury surveillance. The US DOT|TRCC advances this mission using a two-pronged approach:
- Ensuring that member Operating Administrations provide coordinated, effective, and efficient support for State traffic records systems and analysis through their outreach, training, technical assistance, and grant programs.
- Ensuring that member Operating Administrations work together effectively to better utilize existing data resources; identify data collection and analysis collaborations, such as recommending DOT-wide safety targets; and support the creation and management of integrated traffic records data and standards.