Enhancing Crash Data Reporting to Highway Safety Partners in Wyoming by Utilizing Big Data Analysis and Survey Techniques

Crash reporting forms are an integral part of any system aimed at improving traffic safety. Reliable and accurate data generated from crash reports are needed to diagnose safety problems, identify factors impacting crashes, implement countermeasures, and monitor performance. In Wyoming, crash reporting is done by the Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT). The reports are then distributed to safety partners who also contribute to safety in the state. However, there is a gap between the data expectations of the safety agencies and what is being provided by WYDOT in terms of type and quality. This research aims to identify the safety needs of traffic safety partners in Wyoming and to make recommendations on improving crash reporting. Also, the study will identify human factors that significantly impact crash severity and frequency using big data analysis. An analysis of the reporting intervals of important human factors will then be determined.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $183512
  • 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:

    Dept. of Civil and Architectural Engineering

    University of Wyoming
    Laramie, WY  United States 
  • Principal Investigators:

    Alrejjal, Anas

    Moomen, Milhan

    Ksaibati, Khaled

  • Start Date: 20200825
  • Expected Completion Date: 20230731
  • Actual Completion Date: 20221105
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program
  • Source Data: MPC-631

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01751330
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Mountain-Plains Consortium
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747108
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Sep 4 2020 6:37PM