State of Transportation Statistics - Box 2

State of Transportation Statistics - Box 2

Safety Data Action Plan Research Projects

The 10 research projects identified by the Safety Data Action Plan to improve data quality and fill data gaps will:

1. reengineer Department of Transportation data systems,

2. develop common criteria for reporting deaths and injuries,

3. develop common denominators for safety measures,

4. advance the timeliness of safety data,

5. develop common data on accident circumstances,

6. develop better data on accident precursors,

7. expand the collection of near-miss data to all modes,

8. link safety data with other data,

9. explore options for using technology in data collection, and

10. expand, improve, and coordinate safety data analyses.