New Tribal Crash Reporting Toolkit
In October 2020, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) published a new Tribal Crash Reporting Toolkit that has been designed to help Tribal governments collect, manage, and analyze crash data in their jurisdictions. To learn more about each of the seven tools included in the toolkit, view the toolkit manual.
The tools included in the Toolkit are:
- Crash Reporting Facts and Fictions Tool: This tool is designed to help Tribal governments and their law enforcement agency partners (whether part of the Tribal government or not) address some of the most common misconceptions about law enforcement crash reporting.
- Data Analysis Tool: This tool is designed to help Tribal governments analyze crashes in their jurisdictions.
- Crash Reporting Tool: This tool is based on a subset of the Model Minimum Uniform Crash Criteria (MMUCC) 5th Edition data element definitions. It is designed as a fillable pdf designed for law enforcement officers to use in collecting selected, important data about a crash.
- Officer's Instruction Tool: This tool is based on MMUCC 5th Edition. It presents the data element definitions and validation rules for each of the data elements included in the fillable pdf—the Crash Reporting Tool.
- Database Tool: The Quality Control Tool has two parts. The first part is the validation rules drawn from the MMUCC 5th Edition. These rules define how the crash data can be checked for completeness, accuracy, and logical agreement. The second part of the Quality Control Tool describes how a Tribal government can assess data quality using a series of analyses. These analyses test for consistency across years and test the data for reasonableness.
- Tribal Self-Assessment Tool: This tool is intended to help Tribal governments identify opportunities to improve crash data collection, sharing, and use.
Toolkit Introductory Webinar
Thursday, November 19
Registration is now open for an introductory webinar for participants to learn about the Tribal Crash Reporting Toolkit, to get their questions answered, and to introduce a pilot project that may further improve the toolkit. More details about the webinar and how to join is available here.