Supporting Tribal Crash Data Utilization and Strengthening Institutional Capacity for Effective Traffic Safety Programs

Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of unintentional injury for the American Indian population ages 1 to 44. A fundamental aspect in this injury prevention is the ability to select evidence-based interventions based on high-quality data documentation of the injury events. The crash reporting process for four tribes in North Dakota were documented in an earlier Mountain-Plains Consortium study. During that study, researchers were able to supplement the state crash records with crash records held locally by some tribes. In addition, the project provided an opportunity for renewed communications among the crash data stakeholders and the newly named tribal liaison at the Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute. While the earlier study documented crash reporting practices for each tribe, unexpected benefits were achieved in the ancillary discussions related to planning, program, and education activities related to the crash data and traffic safety promotion. Objectives here propose a continuation of the crash reporting support as well as performing several small demonstration, assessment and education/outreach tasks that will be documented in the tribal tool box.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $278722.90
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    Mountain-Plains Consortium

    North Dakota State University
    Fargo, ND  United States  58108
  • Project Managers:

    Tolliver, Denver

  • Performing Organizations:

    Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute

    North Dakota State University
    1320 Albrecht Boulevard
    Fargo, ND  United States  581052
  • Principal Investigators:

    Vachal, Kimberly

    Tchakounte-Wakem, Seguy

    Bengtson, Kelly

    Khan, Ihsan

    Hall, Ron

  • Start Date: 20180524
  • Expected Completion Date: 20240731
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program
  • Source Data: MPC-566

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01669084
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Mountain-Plains Consortium
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747108
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: May 16 2018 9:35PM