Governor’s Office of Highway Safety boosts ADOT crash data reporting
NORTH VALLEY ‒ Crash data the Arizona Department of Transportation compiles from agencies around the state is invaluable for law enforcement, researchers, and others examining trends behind fatalities and injuries on all state roadways.
A $354,000 grant from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety will enable ADOT to get more agencies using an online system for submitting crash data, and help ADOT staff keep the data and its systems for collecting it up to date.
It follows previous Governor’s Office of Highway Safety grants aimed at upgrading what had been a cumbersome process of manually reviewing volumes of documents sent by law enforcement agencies around the state and then entering them in a database.
“Improving our state’s ability to identify trends in motor vehicle crashes helps make Arizona safer for everyone,” ADOT Director John Halikowski said. “Support from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety helps ADOT and its partners work toward a goal of zero deaths on our roads.”
ADOT is responsible under state law for compiling crash data and creating comprehensive reports that government agencies, nonprofit groups and other entities statewide use to improve traffic safety. That includes annual Arizona Motor Vehicle Crash Facts reports.
The Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety is the focal point for highway safety issues in Arizona. The cabinet agency provides leadership by developing, promoting and coordinating programs; influencing public and private policy; and increasing public awareness of highway safety.