Ragland honored with ATSIP's Traffic Records Forum Best Practices Award for his work to improve transportation safety on California's Tribal Lands
This year the Association of Transportation Safety Information Professionals (ATSIP) held their annual Traffic Records Forum virtually from August 16-20, 2021 to convene data analysts, state and local law enforcement officials, engineers, motor vehicle officials, emergency medical services providers, judicial administrators, and highway safety professionals from across the United States to learn more about the latest safety data collection methods and best practices.
As part of the event, ATSIP recognizes exemplary transportation safety individuals and projects. This year, SafeTREC Co-Director David Ragland has been awarded First Place in the 2021 ATSIP Virtual Traffic Records Forum Best Practices for his presentation, "Crash Data to Reduce Traffic Injury on and in the Vicinity of California's Tribal Areas" in recognition of his work to improve transportation safety on California's Tribal Lands.
Ragland's presentation provided an overview of tools to assist California Native American Tribes in accessing and organizing traffic crash data on and in the vicinity of their tribal areas. These tools include SafeTREC's web-based data tool, the Tribal Transportation Information Mapping System, or Tribal TIMS, and the Tribal Crash Reporting Toolkit developed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).