Guide for Effective Tribal Crash Reporting

The objective of this research is to produce a guide for the development and implementation of effective tribal crash reporting programs in order to improve tribal transportation safety planning and programs. The guide should assist state agencies in working with tribal law enforcement agencies and should include, at a minimum, the following: (a) A critical review of the root causes of the issues and deficiencies related to tribal crash reporting systems and programs; (b) Methods to convey the importance and benefits of implementing better crash reporting to tribal members, Indian Health Services, and other government bodies and social service agencies; (c) Effective methods of communication, cooperation, and collaboration between state and tribal governments (see Special Note F); (d) Recommendations on how to implement the crash reporting programs identified in this research; (e) Methods that state and federal agencies can use to assist tribes on the implementation of programs identified in this research, including methods to access appropriate funding sources; (f) Recommendations on how the implementation of effective tribal crash reporting systems can be used to improve transportation safety planning and programs, based on current best practices among tribes in the United States; (g) Applicability to tribes across the United States, taking local laws, regulations, and cultural and political differences into account; and (h) Methods to evaluate and communicate the effectiveness of the programs identified in the guide.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 17-49

    CFIRE 05-23

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    American Association of State Highway & Transportation Officials

    444 North Capitol Street, NW, Suite 225
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001
  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Wisconsin, Madison

    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
    1415 Engineering Drive
    Madison, WI  United States  53706
  • Principal Investigators:

    Noyce, David

  • Start Date: 20110715
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20140630
  • Source Data: RiP Project 37498

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01543199
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 17-49, CFIRE 05-23
  • Files: UTC, TRB, RiP
  • Created Date: Nov 12 2014 1:00AM