Best Practices

2018 Winner - Using Spatial Analysis of Crash Data to Target Road Safety Enforcement, Abley

Traffic records is the vital tool needed for reducing motor vehicle crashes. Experts in both public and private safety arenas, stress the importance of making the best data available for safety programs to be the most effective. Projects to improve data capture, manipulation and evaluation are experiencing great success throughout the country and the world. Best Practices seeks to bring as many of these projects to the forefront as possible so we may all benefit now and in the years to come.

Data Visualization Project Award

2018 Winner - Proactive Network Analysis to Improve Horizontal Curve Safety, Abley

The use of Data Visualization has rapidly become a widely used tool for displaying large quantities of data in an easily and quickly comprehended format. The tabular data format has been the traditional method used, however, the move towards data visualization presents more visually compelling data to users, accelerates analysis, and allows the identification of trends to become more apparent. Using Data Visualization options to support transportation safety helps decision makers make better informed policy and investment decisions. While displaying numerous dimensions can be a useful method, these complex visualizations are valued on both their effectiveness to inform and their ability to provide a comprehendible message with the projected data.

Data visualization project submissions will be evaluated based upon their ability to:

  • Inform – raise awareness of the general public as well as decision makers
  • Educate – be available for use in Driver Education Programs and other transportation safety organizations
  • Support Decision-Making – inform policy-making legislation and support various governmental agencies charged with problem identification and program evaluation activities

Scott Falb Exceptional Service Award

This award is presented to an individual who has made significant contributions to the ATSIP community. The recipient is to have provided exceptional service and influence through continued service and dedication to the organization.

2018 Winner - Rhonda Stricklin, University of Alabama (CAPS)

Emeritus Member Status

2019 Winner - Robert Rasmussen II

Individuals are eligible for Emeritus status is they have made significant contributions to ATSIP and the profession and are no longer actively involved in transportation safety information systems. Emeritus status is an honor conferred by the ATSIP Board on a small number of people.


Distinguished Achievement Award

This award is presented to an organization or individual who demonstrates extraordinary achievement in improving traffic records and highway traffic safety at a state, regional or national level. \This award not only recognizes individual achievements, but also encourages continued excellence in the field.