Governor’s Office of Highway Safety grant aids ADOT crash-data gathering efforts

Grant improves crash data collection and analysis

PHOENIX – A grant from the Arizona Governor's Office of Highway Safety will help the Arizona Department of Transportation enhance the collection of vehicle crash data that, in turn, will allow transportation engineers, law enforcement and researchers better examine traffic collision trends, as well as the causes of fatalities and serious injuries.

GOHS awarded a $79,000 grant to ADOT’s Crash Records Unit, which will fund the annual licensing fees for the use of Traffic and Criminal Software (TraCS), a leading data collection and management tool, and add a mapping utility to the software bundle. This grant also allows ADOT to provide access to TraCS to Arizona law enforcement agencies at no cost.

“TraCS is instrumental in gathering and analyzing crash data, making it a vital resource for traffic-safety stakeholders,” ADOT Director John Halikowski said. “We thank the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety and Director Alberto Gutier for their efforts to make Arizona’s roads safer.”

ADOT is responsible under state law for compiling crash data and creating comprehensive reports that government agencies, nonprofit groups and other entities statewide use to improve traffic safety. That includes annual Arizona Motor Vehicle Crash Facts reports.

The Arizona Governor's Office of Highway Safety is the focal point for highway safety issues in Arizona. The cabinet agency provides leadership by developing, promoting and coordinating programs; influencing public and private policy; and increasing public awareness of highway safety.

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