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Spring 2007 | Vol. 10 | No. 1

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GHSA and NHTSA Lead Effort to Update Crash Data Guidelines

GHSA and NHTSA have begun an effort by a group of leading highway safety professionals to develop the third edition of the Model Minimum Uniform Crash Criteria (MMUCC). First created in 1998 and updated every three years since, MMUCC is a voluntary set of guidelines to help states collect the kind of accurate, consistent crash data that will ultimately save lives, prevent injuries and make roadways safer.

As a first stage in the latest MMUCC update, an expert panel of advisors met to provide an initial set of recommendations. NHTSA also revamped the MMUCC website ( with a new design and content, and a discussion forum for visitors to offer their comments on the guidelines.


There will be opportunities for public comment during a session on MMUCC at the Traffic Records Forum on July 26, and the expert panel plans to meet again in October. Their goal is to release the third edition of MMUCC early in 2008. In the meantime, GHSA and NHTSA encourage the highway safety community to share thoughts on how to improve MMUCC by visiting the discussion forum on