Session and Poster Presentations

Session and poster presentations for the 2019 Forum are still being developed.  Once completed a full program will be posted to this page.  Below is a working list of approved presentations.  This list will be updated as presentations are added, the information provided is subject to change.

Alabama SAFETY Portal: Crash data visualization and Hotspot Analysis

**Candidate for the Data Visualization Award**

Type: Session | Topic Area: Data Analytics and Visualization

Abstract: The State of Alabama has achieved 100% electronic crash (eCrash) reporting. Complete eCrash reporting allows near real-time analysis for various stakeholders. The Alabama SAFETY Portal supports these stakeholders with differing information needs providing, for example, Hotspot Analysis, data analysis, state property damage reports, and various federal reporting needs. The Alabama SAFETY Portal users include state DOT; city/county Engineers; regional and metropolitan planning organizations; local/state law enforcement; AL Office of Highway Safety. This presentation demonstrates the many analysis, visualization and reporting features available to the different users. The visualization component will highlight map-based Hotspot Analysis.

Presenter(s)
Jesse Norris | Project Manager | Center for Advance Public Safety/Univ. of Alabama

Applications of Enterprise GIS for Transportation (AEGIST)

Type: Session | Topic Area: Federal Programs

Abstract: This presentation cover the AEGIST project that aims to help improve the All Roads Network of Linear Data (ARNOLD) as the authoritative, national highway network basemap to serve a multitude of business units. For safety, the project seeks to standardized practices for managing and integrating safety data across State and local agencies by insuring States have a uniform, all public road base maps for geolocation of crash, roadway (MIRE-FDE), and traffic counts to support safety analysis and evaluation capabilities. FHWA is leveraging ARNOLD for HEPGIS (Planning’s online GIS program), project level analysis, NHS, Performance Based Planning, Transportation Demand Modeling Programs, the NHPN (National Highway Planning Network) and others.

Presenter(s)
Joseph Hausman | Senior Transportation Systems Planner | Federal Highway Administration
Stuart Thompson | Transportation Specialist | Federal Highway Administration

Automating the Citation Process from Issuance to Adjudication

**Candidate for the Best Practices Award**

Type: Session | Topic Area: Citation/Adjudication

Abstract: Connecticut has developed a citation processing system which is electronic from issuance to adjudication. Infractions processed through this system are disposed and attached to the driver history record 35% faster that their paper counterparts, which means conviction information is available to law enforcement 13 weeks faster than in the previous system. The online adjudication system also offers the ability to send Highway Safety Messaging in the form of public service announcements for a variety of charges.

Presenter(s)
Stacey Manware | Deputy Director Connecticut | Judicial Branch
Brian Pichnarcik | Deputy Chief | Cheshire Police Department
Richard Colangelo | State's Attorney | Connecticut Division of Criminal Justice
Jeffrey Booth | Sergeant | Stamford Police Department
Jennifer Barry | Assistant State's Attorney | Connecticut Division of Criminal Justice

Challenges and Solutions for Building an Automated Geospatial Roadway Intersection Database

Type: Session | Topic Area: Roadway

Abstract: Intersections are a critical element of any roadway traffic data system required to support mapping and analysis of crashes and citations. This presentation describes the method developed to programmatically build a geospatial intersection database for the State of Florida to support Signal Four Analytics, a statewide web-based analytical system that integrates roadway, crash and citation data. The presentation covers the inherent challenges and solutions of dealing with a large roadway map of over 1.8 million links that uses a dual-carriage way model and with intersections of various configurations and turning lanes. The presentation includes solutions for handling intersection updates as the roadway database changes over time.

Presenter(s)
Marni Fowler

City of Madison Wisconsin Intersection Network Screening: Equivalent Property Damage Only (EPDO)

**Candidate for the Best Practices Award**

Type: Session | Topic Area: Data Analytics and Visualization

Abstract: Safety Network Screening was conducted for arterial/collector intersections in the city and surrounding area of Madison, Wisconsin. A total of 4,062 intersections were evaluated. The Equivalent Property Damage Only (EPDO) index was used as safety performance measure to identify and rank roadway facilities for potential safety improvements. Wisconsin CODES data were used to estimate jurisdiction specific intersection crash costs by crash type and severity Following the Highway Safety Manual guidance, the EPDO with Empirical Bayes adjustments was implemented to account for regression to the mean and crash severity. Intersections were ranked according to the magnitude of the EPDO index to identify sites with potential for safety treatment.

Presenter(s)
Andrea Bill | Associate Researcher | U.W. Madison TOPS Lab

Collecting and Utilizing Roadway Characteristic Data at the Regional Level

Type: Session | Topic Area: Data Sharing and Integration

Abstract: The Acadiana Planning Commission has built a regional data governance group to maintain and integrate roadway data characteristics to use in safety project development. By working with Louisiana DOTD's existing data sources, the planning commission has formed working relationships with a diverse group of local stakeholders, from public works officials to tax assessors to 911 commissions, to develop and maintain a robust catalog of local roadway data elements to use in safety project development. As part of this effort, the Planning Commission staff is developing a crowdsourcing interface for public works agencies who do not have GIS licensing or training to upload changes in the roadway characteristic data on their local system.

Presenter(s)
Ashley Moran | Planner II | Acadiana Planning Commission
Phillip Breaux | GIS Analyst | Acadiana Planning Commission

Collection and Estimation of Traffic Volume and other Safety Data on Non-State Roads

Type: Session | Topic Area: Roadway

Abstract: States are working to collect safety data on all public roads for safety analysis and evaluation. This presentation will highlight case studies and ongoing research on the collection and estimation of safety data (MIRE-FDE) on non-state roads for integration into state data systems.

Presenter(s)
Stuart Thompson | Transportation Specialist | FHWA

The Continuous Pursuit of Quality Crash Data

Type: Session | Topic Area: Crash

Abstract: Wisconsin went fully electronic for crash reporting on January 1st, 2017 for both law enforcement reported crashes as well as driver reported crashes. Over the past two years, we have learned a lot in terms of data quality, outreach, and coordination. This presentation will focus on lessons learned and the systems we have in place to review and improve the crash report form.

Presenter(s)
Andrea Bill | Associate Researcher | U.W. Madison TOPS Lab

Contributing Factors for Focus Crash Types and Facility Types

Type: Session | Topic Area: Crash

Abstract: This presentation describes efforts to identify focus crash types, focus facility types, and associated crash contributing factors to inform applications of systemic safety improvements. Systemic safety improvements—when selected and targeted appropriately—provide an opportunity to proactively reduce crashes. The objectives of this research are to (1) select reliable and applicable data resources, statistical methodologies, analysis procedures, and tools, (2) conduct data analysis to identify and validate focus crash types and facility types and their contributing factors, and (3) identify potential low-cost safety strategies that may effectively be used as systemic safety improvements. HSIS data from WA, CA, and OH, were used.

Presenter(s)
Roya Amjadi | Highway Safety Research Engineer | FHWA
Raghavan Srinivasan | Associate Director for Engineering and Data Sciences | UNC

Crash analysis and road sections web application

Type: Session | Topic Area: Data Analytics and Visualization

Abstract: Combining GIS, crash data and analytics in a web based application assisting transportation engineers to identify and analyze road segments. The application replaces disparate manual processes by providing all necessary information in a single portal.

Presenter(s)
Mark Verret | IT Manager | LSU Highway Safety Research Group

Creating a Longitudinal Linked Traffic/Injury Records Database: The Nevada Experience

**Candidate for the Best Practices Award**

Type: Session | Topic Area: Data Sharing and Integration

Abstract: The University of Nevada Las Vegas, School of Medicine receives funding from multiple agencies to pursue acquiring secondary traffic records data to create a unique statewide database. Currently, crash records and trauma registry records are linked (years 2005-2017) which includes information such as injury, outcomes, and economic data. This presentation will review the origination and evolution of this database, challenges in achieving data sharing across multiple partners, data-set limitations, and future directions. Examples of practical data analyses generated to inform injury prevention and advocacy initiatives will be provided. The goal is to share useful information with other states seeking to create similar linked databases.

Presenter(s)
Laura Gryder | Project Director | UNLV School of Medicine
Deborah Kuhls | Professor of Surgery | UNLV School of Medicine
Samantha Slinkard | Research Assistant | UNLV School of Medicine

Creating Interactive Infographics for Highway Safety

**Candidate for the Data Visualization Award**

Type: Session | Topic Area: Data Analytics and Visualization

Abstract:

"Traditional static infographics have been used to benefit behavioral programs and outreach opportunities within highway safety efforts including, but not limited to, social media, education, data presentations, leadership groups, and driving schools. Adding interactivity to these infographics provides an additional means of engaging target audiences.

This presentation will feature interactive infographics created by the Highway Safety Research Group at Louisiana State University. Presenters will discuss the process flow and some of the considerations and challenges faced when creating and disseminating the interactive infographics."

Presenter(s)
David Whitchurch | Business Analytics Manager | Highway Safety Research Group
Jeannine Childers | SHSP Outreach Coordinator | LSU - Highway Safety Research Group
Nicholaus Hutchinson | Student Worker | LSU - Highway Safety Research Group

A Data-Driven Approach to HSIP Performance Measure Target Planning for MPO’s

Type: Session | Topic Area: Data Analytics and Visualization

Abstract: This presentation will give an overview of the processes used by LSU’s Highway Safety Research Group in creating a tool which can be used for the estimation of the five Safety PM Final Rule performance measures at the MPO level. We will discuss GIS processes including crash map spotting and VMT estimation, the SQL process flow used in the assignment of crashes to an MPO area, and the overall layout and design process of the target planning tool.

Presenter(s)
David Whitchurch | Business Analytics Manager | Highway Safety Research Group
Bethany Campbell | GIS Analyst | LSU - Highway Safety Research Group
Jeannine Childers | LSU - Highway Safety Research Group

Data Integration Roundtable 1

Type: Session | Topic Area: Data Sharing and Integration

Description: Get together with your fellow Data Integrators to learn more about DOT and CDC programming and catch up on the year’s challenges and successes.

Moderators
Tim Kerns | Director | Maryland Highway Safety Office
Cindy Burch | Transportation Planner | Baltimore Metropolitan Council
Speaker
Erin Sauber-Schatz | Team Lead | Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Data Integration Roundtable 2

Type: Session | Topic Area: Data Sharing and Integration

Description: Get together with your fellow Data Integrators to learn more about DOT and CDC programming and catch up on the year’s challenges and successes.

Moderators
Tim Kerns | Director | Maryland Highway Safety Office
Cindy Burch | Transportation Planner | Baltimore Metropolitan Council
Speaker
Erin Sauber-Schatz | Team Lead | Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Data Visualization and Integration for Research: An Example from Charlotte, NC and the Highway Safety

Type: Session | Topic Area: Data Analytics and Visualization

Abstract: FHWA’s Highway Safety Information System (HSIS) project team is developing an interactive geospatial platform of transportation safety data in Charlotte, NC. This platform provides researchers and educators access to high-quality and integrated safety data in a format that allows users to view available datasets and download relevant data that apply to their individual research question. This tool will demonstrate the value of integrating traffic, roadway, crash, multimodal, and socioeconomic data and presenting it in a readily accessible platform. This approach reduces the burden on researchers and has the potential to greatly streamline the data collection and integration process.

Presenter(s)
Yusuf Mohamedshah | Research Highway Safety Specialist | FHWA
Ian Hamilton | Transportation Planner | VHB, Inc.

Determining Crash Accountability

Type: Session | Topic Area: Crash

Abstract: Determining "Accountability" in Crashes
The Large Truck Crash Causation Study (LTCCS) and Motor Vehicle CCS examined over 6,000 fatal and injury crashes. Data was collected through crash reports, documents, and interviews. A critical event -- vehicle action or inaction that made the crash inevitable -- was coded and assigned to one vehicle involved in each crash. Conducting investigations like these is impossible for every crash. But a test conducted with a sample the LTCCS crashes found that the coding for the critical event was the same in a large majority of the cases just from examining the police accident reports. Determining the “accountability" of crashes will allow the FMCSA to better focus on unsafe truck and bus companies.

Presenter(s)
Ralph Craft | FMCSA - Retired

Developing a Data-Driven Roadway Safety Management System for Connecticut

**Candidate for Best Practices and Data Visualization Awards**

Type: Session | Topic Area: Data Analytics and Visualization

Abstract: The Connecticut Transportation Safety Research Center (CTSRC) is developing a data-driven roadway safety management system for Connecticut DOT. The system is a web-based application that implements the Highway Safety Manual methods. In this presentation we will demonstrate the network screening module, the diagnosis module and the data management module that our team have developed. The network screening module integrates maps and allows identifying locations with the highest potential for safety improvements. The diagnosis module includes a variety of tools - crash map, tabular data, summary statistics, crash trees, collision diagrams, and site condition view - for users to identify potential factors that contribute to the crash patterns.

Presenter(s)
Shanshan Zhao | CTSRC
Kai Wang | UConn
Eric Jackson | UConn

DOT Technical Assistance Programs

Type: Session | Topic Area: Federal Programs

Abstract: FHWA, FMCSA, and NHTSA will present on data-centered their technical assistance programs, including FHWA’s Roadway Data Improvement Program (RDIP), an assessment of a State’s policies, practices and procedures for collecting, using, managing, and sharing roadway data and information. This presentation will also feature FMCSA’s technical assistance and support programs including streamlined grant programs and Technical Assistance Teams, as well as a summary of the safety databases available through FMCSA; and NHTSA’s GO Teams, Crash Data Improvement Program (CDIP), Strategic planning workshops, traffic records assessments, MMUCC mapping, data management practices, integration efforts, analyses, and performance measures.

Presenter(s)
John Siegler | Highway Safety Specialist | NHTSA National Driver Register & Traffic Records
Bob Pollack | Safety Data Program Manager | Federal Highway Administration
Jenny Guarino | Statistician | Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

DOT|TRCC Town Hall

Type: Session | Topic Area: Federal Programs

Abstract: The modal executives of DOT’s Traffic Records Coordinating Committee want to hear from you! Please bring your questions, and comments to this informal discussion session with representatives from FHWA, FMCSA, NHTSA, and OST.

Cem Hatipoglu; Acting AA for the National Center for Statistics and Analysis, NHTSA
Mike Griffith; Director, FHWA Office of Safety Technologies
Daniel Morgan; Chief Data Officer; Department of Transportation Office of the CIO
Paul Teicher; Transportation Safety Analyst; Department of Transportation Office of Policy Development, Strategic Planning, &Performance
Jenny Guarino; Statistician; FMCSA Office of Research, Analysis, and Technology

Presenter(s)
Luke Johnson | Special Assistant | National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Electronic Data Transfer (EDT) – Washington State’s Perspective on Challenges / Opportunities

Type: Session | Topic Area: Data Sharing and Integration

Abstract: Electronic Data Transfer (EDT) is a method for states to voluntarily electronically submit their crash data to the US Department of Transportation (US DOT). The session will initiate with a brief discussion of what EDT is and how it can be used to improve communication between the State and US DOT. Washington State’s Traffic and Safety Commission’s Research and Data Division will discuss how EDT has been used and why the state decided to support this communication platform with NHTSA and US DOT. The State will discuss ongoing improvements to the data use and integration processes within the operational components. The presentation will conclude with a showcase of States currently supporting EDT or planning on implementation.

Presenter(s)
Michael Frenchik | Division Chief | National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Staci Hoff | Washington Traffic Safety Commission

Evaluating the Association between Polysubstance Impairment and Injury or Death in MV Crashes

Type: Session | Topic Area: Data Analytics and Visualization

Abstract: The New York State (NYS) CODES links crash report and hospital data related to motor vehicle (MV) crashes. There are gaps in knowledge on driving under the influence of alcohol plus other substances. A bivariate logistic regression model assessed the association between being Killed or Severely Injured (KSI) and polysubstance impaired driving. From 2012-2014, there were 122 polysubstance related MV crashes in NYS. In this analysis, 22,052 drivers were classified as KSI. Drivers who were polysubstance impaired had 4.5 greater odds of being KSI compared to drivers who were not known to be polyimpaired while in a MV crash. This analysis suggests that polyimpaired drivers have a higher likelihood of being KSI in a MV crash.

Presenter(s)
Emilia Pawlowski | Research Scientist I | New York State Department of Health

Evaluation of leading pedestrian intervals and protected left-turn phasing to reduce pedestrian crashes

Type: Session | Topic Area: Roadway

Abstract: This study focused on developing crash modification factors for two countermeasures that show promise for improving pedestrian safety: protected or protected/permissive left-turn phasing, and leading pedestrian intervals (LPIs). Data were acquired from four cities. The Empirical Bayes (EB) before-after study design was applied to estimate the change in expected crash frequency for crashes following treatment. The protected left-turn phasing evaluation showed a benefit in reducing vehicle–vehicle injury crashes, but did not produce statistically significant results for vehicle–pedestrian crashes. The LPI evaluation showed a statistically significant reduction in vehicle–pedestrian crashes with an estimated CMF of 0.87.

Presenter(s)
Carol Tan | Team Leader, Safety Data & Analysis | Federal Highway Administration
Raghavan Srinivasan | Associate Director for Engineering and Data Sciences | UNC

Fatal and Serious Injury Dashboard

**Candidate for Best Practices and Data Visualization Awards**

Type: Session | Topic Area: Data Analytics and Visualization

Abstract: This SQL / Tableau-powered dashboard contains near-to-live interactive information on fatal and serious injury crashes on Tennessee roadways for the current and previous years.
Crash data is updated on a daily basis and can be filtered/sliced by a wide range of factors, including time/location related factors, environmental factors, driver factors, etc. In addition to visual filtering, the data can be saved in popular spreadsheet and text formats for being used by other applications (eg Excel).

Presenter(s)
Massih Forootan | Statistical Analyst 3 | State of Tennessee

FHWA Safety Data Capabilities Assessment and Performance Management

Type: Session | Topic Area: Roadway

Abstract: This workshop will address challenges identified in the second safety data capabilities assessment.
• Capabilities Assessment
• Data Governance & Integrations – Case Studies and Solutions Learned
• Performance Management – PM Predictive analysis – Crash Modifications and Benefit Costs

Presenter(s)
Stuart Thompson | Transportation Specilaist | FHWA

High Visibility Enforcement

Type: Poster | Topic Area: Data Analytics and Visualization

Abstract: This poster is designed to talk about high visibility enforcement efforts through throughout the state of Maryland. Some of the campaigns that will be included on this poster: Bay to Beach, St. Patrick's, and Buckle Up-Phone Down.

Presenter(s)
Sean Lynn | GIS Senior Project Manager | Washington College
Alicia Shipley | GIS Analyst II | Washington College GIS Program

How does Community Maps help everyone do their part to reduce traffic crash?

Type: Session | Topic Area: Crash

Abstract: Come and see the new updates to Community Maps. A tool that helps analysts, public, law enforcement, and engineers examine all the crashes in Wisconsin. The crashes are available the day after they are transmitted. We are constantly reviewing for data quality and accuracy.

Presenter(s)
Andrea Bill | Associate Researcher | U.W. Madison TOPS Lab

How to Create and Maintain a Linked Traffic Records Database Using Secondary Data: A NV Case Study

Type: Session | Topic Area: Data Sharing and Integration

Abstract: Researchers at the University of Nevada Las Vegas, School of Medicine receive funding from the Nevada Department of Transportation and the NV Office of Traffic Safety to link secondary traffic records data, creating a unique linked database. The current database links crash records and trauma center records for all of Nevada (years 2005-2017). This presentation will detail the origination of this ongoing project, steps taken to achieve data sharing across multiple partners, challenges faced, data-set limitations, and future steps. Examples of practical data analyses generated from the linked database and its uses will be provided. The goal is to share useful information to other states seeking to create similar linked databases.

Presenter(s)
Laura Gryder | Project Director | UNLV School of Medicine
Deborah Kuhls | Professor of Surgery | UNLV School of Medicine
Samantha Slinkard | Research Assistant | UNLV School of Medicine

The Impact of Educating Youth About Traffic Safety

Type: Poster | Topic Area: Data Analytics and Visualization

Abstract: This poster is designed to share the experience of Washington College with working directly with youth focused on traffic safety and the efforts that are being conducted by Maryland Highway Safety Office.

Presenter(s)
Sean Lynn | GIS Senior Project Manager | Washington College
Alicia Shipley | GIS Analyst II | Washington College GIS Program

Impaired Collisions in Indiana: Comparing alcohol and drug-impaired collisions

**Candidate for the Data Visualization Award**

Type: Session | Topic Area: Data Analytics and Visualization

Abstract: In Indiana, alcohol-impaired collisions have decreased by 174 from 2013 to 2018, although, research suggests that there were 4 more fatalities due to alcohol impaired collisions in 2018 than 2013. Though there has been a decrease in alcohol-impaired collisions little is known about other impaired collisions. There is a lack of exploration on collision data related to differing types of impaired driving. To address this gap, ICJI analyzed all impaired collisions and how they changed over a six year period (2013-2018). Below is the tableau visualization link.
https://datavizpublic.in.gov/views/DifferencesinImpairedCollisions2018v2013/Story1?iframeSizedToWindow=true&:embed=y&:showAppBanner=false&:display_count=no&:showVizHome=no.

Presenter(s)
Elizabeth Farrington | Research Manager | Indiana Criminal Justice Institute

The importance of integration and appropriate methodology in safety analysis

Type: Session | Topic Area: Crash

Abstract: FHWA’s HSIP and related legislation requires that States collect the MIRE FDE. These 37 Elements, a common base map, and a handful of crash elements are the minimum required to perform network screening on all public roads. This workshop will use interactive survey tools to gather information from the audience. To start, the audience will be asked how their TRCC helps in integrating crash and road data. The audience will also be asked what methods they use to conduct safety analysis. After demonstrating the limitations and advantages of several integration techniques and network screening methods, the audience will be re-polled as to what methods they may consider using.

Presenter(s)
Eric Green | Research Engineer | Kentucky Transportation Center
Stuart Thompson | FHWA

The Importance of Toxicology Data for Drugged-Driving Surveillance and Countermeasures

Type: Session | Topic Area: Data Analytics and Visualization

Abstract: Marijuana legalization, the opioid epidemic, and the increasing use of potentially impairing prescription drugs has led to a growing concern about drug-impaired driving. Currently available data are woefully inadequate. More complete and consistent toxicology data is needed for drug impaired driving cases, as is better data to support law enforcement and inform public policy. First, Dr. Atkins will present on the current state of play, highlighting needed improvements. Dr. Kerns will then present on the integration of drug-impaired driving data in traffic records systems and the availability of the data for traffic safety professionals. This will be followed by an open discussion.

Presenter(s)
Randolph Atkins | Chief, Behavioral Research Division | National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Tim Kerns | Maryland DOT

Improving Curve Roadway Safety using Statistical Safety Performance Functions

Type: Session | Topic Area: Crash

Abstract: Horizontal curves present serious safety concerns since curves have a higher fatality rate than tangent roads. However, studies of curve crashes have been limited, due to lack of comprehensive curve dataset. The recent development of a statewide curve dataset has created the opportunity to examine broad curve safety in Florida. This study analyzed curve crashes and explored statistical machine learning methods to develop safety performance functions for curves. The study examined risk factors including traffic volume, demographics, roadway and curve characteristics and spatial relation of curves to intersections. The results outline high-risk locations and countermeasures for safety improvements on curves.​

Presenter(s)
Xingjing Xu | | University of Florida
Sivaramakrishnan Srinivasan | Associate Professor | University of Florida

Intersection Inventory - A powerful data set

**Candidate for the Best Practices Award**

Type: Session | Topic Area: Roadway

Abstract: This presentation will cover how WYDOT developed their intersection inventory, and what they’re doing with it.
It will cover the following aspects of how WYDOT has proceeded with the intersection inventory:

* Design it – the data model, considerations, MIRE
* Build it – Generating the list, populating with field data, assigning facility types,
* Use it – Assigning crashes, ranking & rating, HSM modeling, etc.
* Evolve it – What are some of the potential steps
The goal is to give participants a good idea of why they should consider developing an intersection inventory, and how they might go about it.

Presenter(s)
Joe McCarthy | Traffic Records Project Manager | JDI Consulting, LLC

Investigating Crash Data Through Data Visualization

**Candidate for the Data Visualization Award**

Type: Session | Topic Area: Data Analytics and Visualization

Abstract: Do you know how many impaired male drivers, age 25 to 30 years old, crashed at intersections last year? The Center for Transportation Safety at the Texas A&M Transportation Institute is using Microsoft Power BI, a data visualization software, to explore and answer questions like this. This is an interactive and innovative platform that allows researchers to visualize and investigate crash data. It is an effective way to share data, promote consistency between projects, facilitate quick and easy access to commonly requested crash statistics, and is a useful tool for making presentations. Come SEE what’s in the data.

Presenter(s)
Marcie Perez | Associate Transportation Researcher | Texas A&M Transportation Institute

Is Your Traffic Crash Data up to PAR?

**Candidate for the Best Practices Award**

Type: Session | Topic Area: Crash

Abstract: Michigan’s quality control initiatives have developed into an established program with measurable benefits. Critical data elements must be identified to drive your state’s quality control efforts. Michigan will show detailed examples of critical data elements and how quality control is performed to improve these areas. Attendees will be provided with a guide, highlighting Michigan’s quality control efforts.

Presenter(s)
Sydney Smith | Manager, Traffic Crash Reporting Unit | Michigan State Police - Criminal Justice Information Center
Scott Carlson | Sergeant - UD-10 Trainer | MSP
Amanda Heinze | Crash Specialist | MSP
Melissa Marinoff | Quality Control Analyst | MSP
Brian Sine | IT Programmer Analyst | DTMB

Kentucky Traffic Safety Data Services

**Candidate for the Best Practices Award**

Type: Session | Topic Area: Data Sharing and Integration

Abstract: KTSDS, ITSDS and Other State Crash Resources. The KTSDS program is a collaborative effort between the University of Kentucky and the Iowa State University, it strives to match experts with individuals searching for Traffic and Safety data in Kentucky. KTSDS matches those seeking data with experts who can not only provide it, but who can offer expertise and insight into the proper use of the data. It was modeled after the ITSDS and developed by the University of Kentucky with help from Iowa State University. We would like to share details of the beginning of these programs, the benefits of collaboration between UK and ISU, and lessons we've learned in rolling them out.

Presenter(s)
Paul Ross | IT & Analysis | Kentucky Transportation Center
Hossein Naraghi | RESEARCH ENGINEER  | Iowa State University
reginald Souleyrette | Professor, Commonwealth Chair in Transportation Engineering, Department Chair | University of Kentucky
Tony Fields | Researcher | Kentucky Transportation Center
Zachary Hans | Senior Research Engineer | IT & Analysis

Lousiana: The first state to roll-out a digital driver's license

Type: Session | Topic Area: Law Enforcement

Abstract: Several states have been piloting a digital driver's license. Louisiana has leap-frogged them all and has become the first state in the union to offer a state-police and legislatively approved digital driver's license. With over 310,000 citizens using it and loads of citizen feedback and reviews, this roll-out has brought to light numerous use cases that were never anticipated. Learn how Security, Adoption, and Safety are fighting for top billing with the deployment of LA Wallet. There will be live demonstrations of the app and its age- and identity- verification function, VerifyYou.

Presenter(s)
Calvin Fabre | Integrator | Envoc

Manufacturing Marvelous Meaningful Maps in Maryland

Type: Session | Topic Area: Data Analytics and Visualization

Abstract: Over the past several years, the staff at Washington College GIS Program has dedicated time and resources to making improvements to maps that will better interact with the readers while sharing those ‘tips and tricks’ back to the public safety community. Providing useful and meaningful maps can be a challenge for any agency, and trying to convey the correct story to the reader can be challenging and cumbersome. This presentation is designed to be interactive with the attendees to discuss how making small improvements to your maps will provide better perception to those receiving the product. The software used for this presentation (both open source and fee based) will include: Microsoft Suite, Venngage, Esri, and more.

Presenter(s)
Sean Lynn | GIS Senior Project Manager | Washington College
Alicia Shipley | GIS Analyst II | Washington College GIS Program

Mapviews: Meaningful GIS Visualizations for Safety Management

Type: Session | Topic Area: Data Analytics and Visualization

Abstract: Data visualization is not just about providing generic map displays and general business graphics for safety practitioners, but rather data visualization for safety must provide specific visualizations for the array of safety problems which safety professionals must deal with on a daily basis. This presentation will provide an tour of advanced visualizations, including (heat maps, crash concentrations, hots spots, cluster maps, integrated gis visualizations and other), customized for safety professionals along with use cases descriptions on when and how to use them.

Presenter(s)
Gerald Dildine | President and Senior Consultant | ITIS Corporation

Maryland Traffic Safety Web Application: RAVEN

**Candidate for the Data Visualization Award**

Type: Session | Topic Area: Data Analytics and Visualization

Abstract: Washington College GIS Program developed a web mapping application RAVEN (Risk Analysis of Vehicle Environment Network) for Maryland Highway Safety Office to transform static analysis by giving users a dynamic visualization for the state of Maryland. The data layers inside of the web application correlate with the Maryland Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP) that targets dangerous behaviors such as occupant protection, aggressive, impaired, and distracted driving. This presentation focuses on providing the who, what, where, why, and how of the RAVEN web application.

Presenter(s)
Sean Lynn | GIS Senior Project Manager | Washington College
Alicia Shipley | GIS Analyst II | Washington College GIS Program

Methodology for Versioning a Geospatial Crash Location Database

Type: Session | Topic Area: Crash

Abstract: Identification and analysis of high crash locations typically use many years of historic crash data that require association of crashes to the roadway segments and intersections. This association present a challenge given the roadway data change over time. Crash geocoding on a versioned roadway base map presents some unique migration challenges, such as what to do when a segment is split or merged, roadway geometry changes, or intersections are added or removed. This presentation shares some of the challenges involved in migrating a large volume of incident data from one baseline map to another in a timely manner, possible solutions to avoid repetitive human intervention, and lessons learned from having gone through the process

Presenter(s)
Ilir Bejleri | Associate Professor | University of Florida
Daniel Brown

Methods and Tools For Collecting and Maintaining MIRE Intersection Data

Type: Session | Topic Area: Roadway

Abstract: CTDOT, in a joint effort with the Connecticut Transportation Safety Research Center (CTSRC) and Transcend Spatial Solutions (TSS), is developing innovative tools to collect and maintain Model Inventory of Roadway Element data to support safety analysis. The presentation will demonstrate two tools; CTSRC’s development of a Web-based desktop Intersection Inventory Tool to collect MIRE intersection/ approach attribution quickly and accurately utilizing an LRS, aerial photography, and crowd sourced street level imagery, and a CTDOT/TSS prototype browser-based MIRE compliant field data tool that utilizes GPS to auto-locate the collector, has data views that enable multiple assets to be collected simultaneously and works in disconnected mode.

Presenter(s)
Gregory Ciparelli | Transportation Planner | CT Dept. Of Transportation
Seth Kenbeek | GIS and Database Programmer and Administrator | University of Connecticut

Michigan Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Enforcement Pilot Project

Type: Session | Topic Area: Strategic Planning

Abstract: NHTSA has awarded Michigan nearly 1 million dollars each year since FY2017 to address pedestrian and bicycle safety programs with federal funding specific to supporting law enforcement mobilization, law enforcement training and public education. The Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning (OHSP) collaborated with The University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI) to identify the top cities which had both the highest number of pedestrian and bicycle crashes in a 5-year period. Local and regional law enforcement agencies were invited to work on an overtime enforcement pilot project, and OHSP and UMTRI conducted in-depth presentations on crash data analysis and grant project requirements to those agencies in January 2018.

Presenter(s)
PATRICK BOWMAN | Statistician Senior | University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute
Emily Shinevar | Vulnerable Roadway Users Program Coordinator | Michigan State Police

MMUCC Annual Update and Working Group (Open to All)

Type: Session | Topic Area: Federal Programs

Abstract: This working session will update the rollout of the MMUCC 5th Edition, discuss a large array of proposed changes and technical edits in preparation for the 6th Edition, discuss implementation successes/challenges for the Dynamic Data Element “DV1. Motor Vehicle Automated Driving System(s)”, and provide an update on FMCSA’s adoption of MMUCC.

All data collectors, data managers and data users are invited to attend and encouraged to participate in our discussion of the proposed changes for the MMUCC 6th Edition. Participants will also have the opportunity to share their experiences in adopting MMUCC 5th Edition changes and pose questions for the group to consider/discuss.

Presenter(s)
Sarah Weissman Pascual | Program Analyst | NHTSA
Jenny Guarino | Statistican | Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
John Siegler | Highway Safety Specialist | National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Model Inventory of Roadway Elements, the Fundamental Data Elements – The Clock is Ticking!

Type: Session | Topic Area: Roadway

Abstract: This presentation will focus on the MIRE FDEs. Both MAP-21 and the FAST Act required that FHWA identify a subset of MIRE data elements that would be useful to States to support their Highway Safety Improvement Program. This led to the identification of the MIRE FDEs. This presentation will address: What are the MIRE FDEs; What is the State requirement regarding the FDEs; How are States progressing towards compliance with the MIRE FDE requirement and what technical assistance and support is available from FHWA to help States meet the MIRE FDE requirement.

Presenter(s)
Robert Pollack | Safety Data Program Manager | FHWA, Office of Safety

National Assessment Findings: Take-aways from the Traffic Records Assessments and Roadway Safety Data

Type: Session | Topic Area: Federal Programs

Abstract: This presentation will highlight findings from nationwide scans of State traffic records and roadway safety data systems. State traffic records system strengths and opportunities at the national level have been identified through an analysis of the first complete five-year cycle of traffic records assessment data. Reflecting the capabilities of from all States, the District of Columbia, and one territory, this analysis will present considerations and recommendations for improving traffic records systems. In addition, this presentation will cover the results of FHWA’s second Roadway Safety Data Capabilities Assessment and discuss the resources available to address identified opportunities for improvement.

Presenter(s)
Thomas Bragan | Analyst | NHTSA; DOT
Esther Strawder | Safety Specialist | FHWA

NCSA Data Products and Services

Type: Session | Topic Area: Federal Programs

Abstract: This session will provide an overview of following NCSA programs:
1. NCSA Data Products for Highway Safety Professionals (Umesh Shankar)
A live demonstration overview of all the NCSA data products like publications portal, State Traffic Safety Information (STSI), FARS Encyclopedia, Annual Report Portal, Fatal crash location maps, that are publicly accessible for highway safety professionals for their needs of data that would provide the backdrop to many of the program activities at the local levels.

Presenter(s)
Umesh Shankar | Division Chief | NHTSA

Online Adjudication of Traffic

Type: Session | Topic Area: Law Enforcement

Abstract: Pioneering courts are extending their work to promote safety for the public and improve court operations through offering online adjudication of traffic citations. Hear from several courts around the country who resolve these cases with the public, law enforcement, and prosecutors online.

Courts in Michigan, Arkansas and Texas, have launched online adjudication of traffic tickets. These courts will be able to share their experience on planning, launching, promoting, and maintaining online adjudication of traffic citations and what they have accomplished since launch.

Presenter(s)
Nicole Corr | Attorney | Nichols Jackson Dillard Hager & Smith LLP
Lisa Fusik | Deputy Court Administrator | Michigan 14A District Court
Elisha Fink | Magistrate | Michigan 14A District Court
Milas "Butch" Hale | Judge | Arkansas Sherwood District Court
Kevin Barrett | Court Administrator | Farmers Branch Municipal Court

An Overview of Traffic Crashes Involving Public Safety Vehicles, Ohio, 2016-2018

Type: Session | Topic Area: Crash

Abstract: The Ohio Department of Public Safety Division of EMS recently conducted a study of crashes involving public safety service (PSS) vehicles in Ohio from 2016-2018. Methods: The extracted data included information on weather, road, crash location, driver/unit error, driver distraction, injury severity, fatality, and response mode. Findings: 7,959 traffic incidents involved PSS vehicles in 2016-18. All types of PSS vehicles incurred the majority of their crashes in clear weather conditions, on dry road conditions, at non-intersections, and during non-emergent responses. The long-term goal of this study is to raise awareness, to improve the teaching of skills necessary to operate PSS vehicles, and to reduce the frequency of these crashes.

Presenter(s)
Sue Morris | Trauma Data Manager | Ohio Department of Public Safety
Jamie Doskocil | Chair, Traffic Records Coordinating Committee | Ohio Department of Public Safety
Tom Gwinn | Administrative Officer | Ohio Department of Public Safety

Predictive Analytics- Putting the Algorithm to Use

**Candidate for the Best Practices Award**

Type: Session | Topic Area: Crash

Abstract: The UW-Madison TOPS Lab in conjunction with the WisDOT State Patrol developed a tool to identify hot spots for high visibility enforcement. This presentation will focus on the update of the tools as well as the three pilot projects throughout the state and the evaluation. This tool is giving law enforcement a data driven model that they can use for planning or on the road.

Presenter(s)
Andrea Bill | Associate Researcher | U.W. Madison TOPS Lab

Providing Traffic Safety Data through GIS (Poster)

Type: Poster | Topic Area: Data Analytics and Visualization

Abstract: Washington College Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Program is currently working on a wide variety of projects that span a gamut including environmental analysis, criminal data analysis, and traffic safety analysis. The focus of this poster is to discuss how the GIS Program is leveraging the powers of GIS to work with law enforcement, emergency medical services, educators, and engineers, throughout the state of Maryland to help reduce fatalities, severe crashes, and crashes overall.

Presenter(s)
Sean Lynn | GIS Senior Project Manager | Washington College
Alicia Shipley | GIS Analyst II | Washington College GIS Program

Providing Traffic Safety Data through GIS (Session)

Type: Session | Topic Area: Data Analytics and Visualization

Abstract: Washington College Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Program is currently working on a wide variety of projects that span a gamut including environmental analysis, criminal data analysis, and traffic safety analysis. The focus of this presentation is to discuss how the GIS Program is leveraging the powers of GIS to work with law enforcement, emergency medical services, educators, and engineers, throughout the state of Maryland to help reduce fatalities, severe crashes, and crashes overall.

Presenter(s)
Sean Lynn | GIS Senior Project Manager | Washington College
Alicia Shipley | GIS Analyst II | Washington College GIS Program

Qualitative Data Analysis Following a User-Centric Crash Report Deployment

**Candidate for the Best Practices Award**

Type: Session | Topic Area: Crash

Abstract: In 2016, Minnesota deployed an officer-centric electronic crash reporting system to all Minnesota law enforcement officers. Usability testing of the new system upon deployment suggested high user satisfaction but could not immediately determine the extent of the crash data improvement. This study employed a mixed-methods approach to conduct a series of qualitative analyses of crash data records collected by the legacy crash reporting system and the new MNCrash reporting system. The analyses leveraged officer reported narratives and data business rules to determine that crash data quality improved through multiple metrics. Improvements with the new system included a decrease in mismatching data and erroneous data entries compared to 2015.

Presenter(s)
Nichole Morris | Director | University of Minnesota
Kathleen Haney | Traffic Records Coordinator | Minnesota Department of Public Safety

Reduced Datasets from Roadway Information Database (RID)

Type: Session | Topic Area: Federal Programs

Abstract: The Roadway Information Database (RID) is part of second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP2) Safety Data that provides roadway information collected on the majority of roadway segments on which Naturalistic Driving Study (NDS) drivers travelled over a three-year period. The RID contains details on roadway variables collected through a mobile van data collection system; traffic and crash history data obtained from States; and weather, work zone, and 511 data obtained from each jurisdiction. This presentation will provide high level descriptions of 10 reduced datasets, potential uses of these datasets for highway safety research, and brief descriptions of six reduced datasets planned for future development.

Presenter(s)
Yusuf Mohamedshah | Research Highway Safety Specialist | FHWA

Reducing Employer Exposure with Daily CDL Monitoring

Type: Session | Topic Area: Data Sharing and Integration

Abstract: A study analyzed fatal crashes in California from over a 5-year period and found that suspended, revoked, and unlicensed drivers were, respectively, 3.7 and 4.9 times more likely to be at-fault in fatal crashes than were validly-licensed drivers, relative to their driving exposures. With the Employer Notification System developed and implemented by Louisiana, commercial drivers will have their driving record checked every day and will notify their employer if they become suspended, or even 30-days from a possible suspension. This keeps only validly-licensed drivers on our Louisiana roads and prevents many potentially fatal accidents while reducing exposure for employers of commercial drivers.

Presenter(s)
Calvin Fabre | Integrator | Envoc

RESCUE: A system for Electronic Patient Care Reports facilitating linkage of electronic crash repor

**Candidate for the Best Practices Award**

Type: Session | Topic Area: EMS and/or Injury Surveillance

Abstract: The primary directive of the RESCUE (Recording of Emergency Services Calls and Urgent Care Environment) system is to improve the quality and timeliness of Electronic Patient Care Report (ePCR) data received by the Alabama Department of Public Health, Office of EMS. RESCUE is fully compliant with the National EMS Information System (NEMSIS) standard 3.4.0 allowing nightly submissions to the NEMSIS repository. This presentation provides details of the four parts of the RESCUE system including central repository, NEMSIS compliance reporting, management dashboards, and client interfaces. The presentation will provide preliminary results in linkage of ePCRs to eCrash reports and discuss on-going work in linking to the Alabama Trauma Registry.

Presenter(s)
Jeremy Pate | Associate Director | Center for Advanced Public Safety, Univ. of AL

Roadway Data Extraction Using Open Source Artificial Intelligence Tools for Video Data Processing

Type: Session | Topic Area: Data Sharing and Integration

Abstract: TTI is working on a project with the TxDOT Corpus Christi District to determine whether video data that the district collects could be processed using open source artificial intelligence tools to extract roadway data elements. Specifically, TTI is investigating whether MIRE data elements such as surface type, total paved surface width, and shoulder width could be determined by using an open source artificial intelligence algorithm that detects roadway features in a calibrated video stream and automatically records measurements at pre-determined intervals or frames. If successful, TTI plans to expand detection to involve additional data elements such as sidewalk presence, curb type, and driveway count.

Presenter(s)
Edgar Kraus | Research Engineer | Texas A&M Transportation Institute
Seth Trojacek | Software Applications Developer I | Texas A&M Transportation Institute

Safety evaluation of horizontal curvature and horizontal alignment design consistency using the Road

Type: Session | Topic Area: Crash

Abstract: This presentation will cover Reducing Roadway Departure Crashes at Horizontal Curve Sections on Two-Lane Rural Highways, which used the RID as a stand-alone database to create roadway departure crash modification factors (CMFs) for 1) combinations of horizontal curve radius, superelevation (including superelevation rate and presence of normal crown), and speed limit combinations representing side friction demand and 2) measures of horizontal alignment design consistency, including modified change radius rate and ratio of tangent length to radius. The studies resulted in quantitative safety performance information that can be used in support of design policy and design criteria applications.

Presenter(s)
Yusuf Mohamedshah | Research Highway Safety Specialist | FHWA
Ian Hamilton | Transportation Planner | VHB, Inc.

SCI Case Study and Overview of Real World Experiences with Driving Automation Systems

Type: Session | Topic Area: Crash

Abstract: NHTSA staff provide a two-part presentation on real world experiences with driving automation. The first part provides a NHTSA Special Crash Investigation overview of a recent vehicle crash involving an SAE Level 2 driving automation system. The discussion will describe the crash circumstances and the challenges to investigating crashes involving higher levels of driving automation. The second part will discuss the current status of the variety of driving automation on the road today and the technologies, terminologies, and issues that police and traffic records experts are likely to experience when addressing crashes involving vehicles featuring such systems.

Presenter(s)
Joseph Kolly | Chief Safety Scientist | National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Harold Herrera | Crash Investigation Specialist | National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Strategies to Increase Seat Belt Use in Tennessee

Type: Poster | Topic Area: Crash

Abstract: According to the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) 2012 data, unintentional motor-vehicle traffic injury is the second leading cause of injury deaths in the United States. Seat belt use is a proven effective way to reduce injury risk; however, Tennessee remained below the national seat belt use average rate of 89.7% in 2017. This project utilizes Tennessee’s Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) and A-list licensing databases, the Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System (WISQARS) data and Motor Vehicle Prioritizing Interventions and Cost Calculator for States (MV PICCS) tool provided by the CDC to identify potential enforcement strategies and policies that could help increase seat belt use rate in Tennessee.

Presenter(s)
Kedra Woodard | Statistical Analyst 4 | TN Department of Safety & Homeland Security

Suspected Serious Injury: A Tale of Two States

Type: Session | Topic Area: Crash

Abstract: States are required to adopt the MMUCC 4th Edition definition of “Suspected Serious Injury (A)” to support State reporting of mandatory safety performance measures by April 15, 2019. The implementation of this definition has produced a wide variety of results in many states including Maryland and Minnesota who were early adopters of this definition. This session will look at the increase in "A" injuries in one state and decrease in the other and discuss possible reasons behind the changing trends. States will also discuss how the change impacted their data and what steps they have taken since.

Presenter(s)
Kathleen Haney | Traffic Records Coordinator | Minnesota Department of Public Safety
Timothy Kerns | Director | Maryland DOT

Systemic Analysis for Identifying High-Risk Crash Locations in Rural Areas: A Florida Case Study

Type: Session | Topic Area: Data Analytics and Visualization

Abstract: Reducing crashes and improving traffic safety is challenging for small and rural areas due to limited data availability. While spot analysis could be used based on crash history, this method is insufficient especially when there are no clear “hot spots” in the crash history, a common condition in the rural areas. Therefore, this study applied a risk-based analysis across 27 small and rural counties in Florida, examining various roadway characteristics such as intersection types and angles, distances of crashes to intersections and curves, curve characteristics and surrogate data for traffic volumes. The study developed a systemic prediction method which proved successful in determining risk locations when applied to individual counties

Presenter(s)
Ilir Bejleri | Associate Professor | University of Florida

Systemic Safety Analysis on Local Roads

Type: Session | Topic Area: Roadway

Abstract: FHWA has piloted an DIY effort to assist local agencies in employing a systemic safety analysis approach, helping turn disparate data into information that local agencies can use to identify and treat at-risk locations.

This presentation provides an overview of the systemic process, data and tools (including one that works with FARS data) to help local agencies zero in on their most pressing safety issues and identify locations most deserving of low-cost safety improvements. This systemic approach has culminated in the development of Local Road Safety Plans by multiple agencies across nine states, with more opportunities in the future under FHWA’s Every Day Counts (EDC) 5 innovation, Focus on Reducing Rural Roadway Departures (FoRRRwD)

Presenter(s)
Jerry Roche | Transportation Specialist | Federal Highway Administration

There's an App for that

Type: Session | Topic Area: Law Enforcement

Abstract: The LSU HSRG, working with A-T Solutions, has transformed Louisiana’s Uniform Motor Vehicle Traffic Crash Report Manual into an interactive smart phone and mobile device app. The app is aimed at increasing crash data accuracy, completeness, and accessibility by making the Crash Report Manual readily available to police officers at all times. The entire crash report manual was converted into multimedia format and integrated with training videos to make the information more accessible and interactive.

Presenter(s)
Ron Whittaker | Law Enforcement Expert | La DOTD

Toward an Integrated Traffic Records Information System: Integrating Crashes, Citations and Roadway

Type: Session | Topic Area: Data Sharing and Integration

Abstract: Data integration is essential for building traffic records information systems. Florida has been successful in achieving statewide integration of 3 of 6 traffic data systems - crash, citation and roadway - accomplished as a partnership among state agencies and the University of Florida. The integration is performed in real time daily by linking crashes and citations to the Florida Roads Basemap LRS through a web-based geolocation tool used by law enforcement during crash and citation reporting. The integrated database is available to Florida users through a web-based analytical system. This presentation discusses technical and organizational aspects of the integration, challenges, limitations, lessons learned and future expansion plans.

Presenter(s)
Richie Frederick | Bureau Chief | Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles

TRCC Roundtable 1

Type: Session | Topic Area: TRCC Management

Abstract: Get together with your fellow State Traffic Records Coordinating Committee chairs, coordinators, and members to catch up on the year’s challenges and successes. Learn more about the release of the DOT|TRCC’s State TRCC Strategic Planning Guide and much more!

Presenter(s)
Karla Houston | Coordinator | LSU
Luke Johnson | Special Assistant | National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

TRCC Roundtable 2

Type: Session | Topic Area: TRCC Management

Abstract: Get together with your fellow State Traffic Records Coordinating Committee chairs, coordinators, and members to catch up on the year’s challenges and successes. Learn more about the release of the DOT|TRCC’s State TRCC Strategic Planning Guide and much more!

Presenter(s)
Karla Houston | Coordinator | LSU
Luke Johnson | Special Assistant | National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Using Integrated Crash and Hospital Data to Assess Older Occupant Outcomes

Type: Session | Topic Area: Data Sharing and Integration

Abstract: In the last decade, older persons experienced a 30% increase in population growth, and a similar increase in fatal MVCs. In 2017, nearly 5,000 persons 70 and older died in MVCs. For every fatality, thousands require hospitalization or emergency department treatment. The CDC has funded four-states to analyze probabilistically linked MVC outcomes in this population. Focusing on older persons, this session provides an overview of probabilistic linkage methodology and the value added from hospital outcomes when assessing MVC injuries; describes factors related to injury severity and injured body region; discusses methodology for estimating the cost of MVCs; and provides a technique for estimating the risk of being an MVC contributing driver.

Presenter(s)
Larry Cook | Master Statistician | University of Utah
Motao Zhu | Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Epidemiology | Center for Injury Research and Policy
Nikiforos Nikiforos | Professor | University of Kentucky
Roumen Vesselinov | Research Associate | STAR and National Study Center, University of Maryland at Baltimore

The Utah Crash Data Initiative - A Unified Safety Management System Across Agencies

**Candidate for the Best Practices Award**

Type: Session | Topic Area: Data Sharing and Integration

Abstract: Four years ago, the Utah Crash Data Initiative (UTAPS-CDI) was started as a way to unify the management of crash records - improving efficiency and data access. UTAPS-CDI is a partnership between the Departments of Transportation and Public Safety with the University of Utah. The initiative developed a content management system built on open source tools, where users conduct data quality control, geo-locate crashes, generate reports, and analyze the data using SQL queries, spatial filters, and free text searches through intuitive interfaces. UTAPS-CDI now also integrates data from EMS, the commercial motor vehicle group at the DOT, and the Utah Highway Patrol, expanding the reach of the initiative with a common goal: improve traffic safety

Presenter(s)
Juan Medina | Research Assistant Professor | University uf Utah
Carrie Silcox | Division Director | Utah Department of Public Safety

The Value of Case Review - Aggregate Data Meets "The Story"

Type: Session | Topic Area: Data Sharing and Integration

Abstract: Washington State has a legislatively mandated safety council tasked to “review and analyze data related to pedestrian and bicyclist fatalities and serious injuries”. The council adopted a case review model. The case review contains records that are not considered when coding FARS records, such as criminal background checks, and also records that may be used by FARS analysts, such as Reconstructionist reports, but that contain much more detailed information about the event than a coded record could never provide. This presentation will offer scenarios for when case reviews may be an effective tool for informing programs and countermeasures and how to get case reviews going in your state.

Presenter(s)
Staci Hoff | Research Director | WA Traffic Safety Commission

vPIC Advanced Safety System : What’s New In VIN Decoding Today – Challenges / Opportunities

Type: Session | Topic Area: Vehicle

Abstract: This presentation will cover Product Information Catalog and Vehicle Listing (vPIC). and how it can assist analysts in discovering vehicle safety insights in advanced vehicle safety. Currently it is estimated that over 350 public systems are using vPICs vehicle identification number (VIN) decoding service. The service to the public comes in the form of a combination of simple interfaces and a set of application programming interfaces (APIs) that can allow for large volumes of data to be processed. Data available is based on authoritative submittals to the federal government by manufacturers and supports the self-certification process in which the manufacturer confirms their vehicles comply with baseline safety standards.

Presenter(s)
Michael Frenchik | Division Chief | National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Washington State's Drugged Driving Data - Time to clean up this mess!

Type: Session | Topic Area: Data Sharing and Integration

Abstract: Washington State has been compiling complete toxicology records to supplement the limited drug information from FARS records. While Washington has been able to use this data for monitoring the impacts of marijuana legalization on traffic safety, the other drug information has remained largely untouched until now. While the formatting and ‘clean-up’ of this drug information is still underway, we will share with you some insights into the full drug picture and what to watch out for if you have or will be getting detailed drug information from a toxicology lab.

Presenter(s)
Staci Hoff | Research Director | WA Traffic Safety Commission

Work Zone Data Exchange (WZDx): Leveraging Infrastructure Data for Safety & Innovation

Type: Session | Topic Area: Data Sharing and Integration

Abstract: Up-to-date information about dynamic conditions occurring on roads can help drivers navigate safely and efficiently. It can also improve safety of public safety and construction workers on the roads. Where it exists, such infrastructure data is difficult and costly to access and use across various jurisdictions. U.S. DOT launched the Work Zone Data Exchange (WZDx) Project to jump-start the voluntary exchange of consistent work zone data nationwide and address barriers to that exchange. This session will focus on the USDOT’s planned investments among the WZDx, MIRE, the Traffic Incident Management (TIM), and MMUCC to accelerate the development and adoption of an open and common language for road closure data nationwide.

Presenter(s)
Nate Deshmukh-Towery | Technology Policy Analyst | National Transportation Systems Center
Bob Pollack | Safety Data Program Manager | Federal Highway Administration
Sarah Weissman Pascual | Program Analyst | National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Wyoming Drastically Improves Crash Location Reporting with On-Site Geolocation Application WIGLS

Type: Session | Topic Area: Crash

Abstract: Wyoming DOT desired to improve the accuracy and completeness of their crash location data recording. Working with Public Safety Officers, DOT staff, & ITIS Corp (consultant), the Wyoming Map-Based Incident Geo-Locating Service (WIGLS) was created.
WIGLS integrates with the State’s crash reporting software & features an intuitive, user-friendly interface for non-technical users (i.e. officers, ambulance drivers, etc.). Users easily record location details, crash types, & other key reporting reqs, on-site. Also incl. web services needed to convert prev. CARE work from Oracle/MapViewer architecture to Oracle/ArcGIS.
Presentation is an overview & update of WIGLS being used state-wide for 6+ months. Incl. perspectives from State & consultant.

Presenter(s)
Primary Kristi Price | ITIS Corp
Additional Joe McCarthy | Wyoming DOT
Additional Stacey Gierisch | Records Data Management Analyst, Supervisor | WYDOT