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 Phase 1 of the project. During Phase I, 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 (UGPTI). While Phase I documented crash reporting practices for each tribe, unexpected benefits were achieved in the ancillary discussions related to planning and program activities related to the crash data and traffic safety efforts. Objectives here propose a continuation of the crash reporting support as well as several small demonstration and assessment tasks related to this crash data.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $76860
  • 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
  • Project Managers:

    Kline, Robin

  • Performing Organizations:

    Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute

    1320 Albrecht Blvd.
    Fargo, ND  United States  58102
  • Principal Investigators:

    Vachal, Kimberly

    Bauman, NeTia

  • Start Date: 20180510
  • Expected Completion Date: 20220731
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • 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 10:42AM