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GHSA News Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 18, 2011

Contact: Cathy Gillen
(443)463-4449 or cathy@cathygillen.com

 

Comments on Crash Data Guidelines Sought

Traffic Records Forum August 3 in Charlotte, NC to Include Free Webcast for MMUCC Workshop

WASHINGTON, D.C.—A yearlong process for reviewing and revising the Model Minimum Uniform Crash Criteria (MMUCC) guideline on crash data collection has begun, and an amended copy of the guideline can be viewed at www.mmucc.us/content/proposed-data-element-changes.

Comments on the guideline can be submitted in three convenient methods:

  1. Online – in the Forum section of the website, www.mmucc.us;
  2. In person at the Traffic Records Forum on Wednesday, August 3 in Charlotte, NC from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.; and
  3. Via a webcast of the MMUCC session on Wednesday, August 3 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The webcast is free but participants must register.

For additional information about the Forum or the webcast please visit www.trafficrecordsforum.org.

The Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) is managing the update process with funding from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

MMUCC is a voluntary Guideline that helps states determine what crash data to collect for a wide range of traffic safety planning applications. The 3rd Edition of MMUCC, adopted in 2008, is available at www.mmucc.us.

A MMUCC Expert Panel consisting of state and local law enforcement officials, state traffic records coordinators, state department of transportation representatives, state health officials, members of the research community and officials from five federal agencies has been organized to oversee the update effort. The Expert Panel is particularly interested in capturing data for emerging issues (such as distracted driving crashes, crashes involving unconventional vehicles, not-on- traffic way incidents) and better defining serious injury crashes and speeding-related crashes.

The Panel is seeking comments with the goal of producing an improved 4th Edition of MMUCC early next year and is asking stakeholders to submit comments in either of the methods listing above. The intent is to make this resource the best it can be for safety stakeholders across the country.

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The Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA)® is a nonprofit association representing the highway safety offices of states, territories, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. GHSA provides leadership and representation for the states and territories to improve traffic safety, influence national policy, enhance program management and promote best practices. Its members are appointed by their Governors to administer federal and state highway safety funds and implement state highway safety plans. Contact GHSA at 202-789-0942 or visit www.ghsa.org.