Crash data to go online in Arizona

The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) recently received grants from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) to optimize the collection of crash data throughout the state.

The grants, which amount to $508,600 for the 2015 fiscal year and $106,000 for the 2016 federal fiscal year, will serve to improve how crash data is reviewed and entered into databases by putting the information online.

“The grant awards received from the GOHS supports ADOT’s initiative to improve the process of collecting crash data,” John Halikowski, ADOT director, said. “ADOT is proud to be at the forefront through the use of technology to process the crash data received from reporting law enforcement agencies and create vital reports that become the source for making Arizona streets and highways safer.”

The funds will pay for the ongoing process of manually reading documents before adding them to a database. ADOT is in charge of overseeing the gathering of crash data as well as developing comprehensive reports for nonprofit groups, government agencies and other organizations to use in their efforts to improve traffic safety.

“Being partners with ADOT and other agencies in state government produces results that can be used to coordinate highway safety programs throughout Arizona and is a model of cooperation in this administration,” Alberto Gutier, director of the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, said.

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