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Summer 2008 | Vol. 10 | No. 4

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Updated Crash Data Guideline Released

Crash data plays a vital role in helping highway safety professionals prevent and reduce deaths and injuries on America's roadways and maximize the efficiency of our transportation system. Since 1998, more and more states have planned their crash reporting systems with the help of the Model Minimum Uniform Crash Criteria (MMUCC), a voluntary guideline that help them collect crash data for a wide range of safety applications.

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An updated 3rd edition of MMUCC was recently released in conjunction with this summer's 2008 Traffic Records Forum. The new edition was developed by a nationwide panel of experts representing SHSOs, law enforcement, state DOTs and DMVs, federal agencies and other stakeholders. GHSA leadership and several of its members were closely involved with developing the updated guideline. As part of the MMUCC update, GHSA oversaw a complete redesign of the MMUCC website. The web-based MMUCC training was also updated to reflect the changes that were made in the 3rd edition. Members are encouraged to visit the site to learn more about how the Guideline can help enhance data collection programs.

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The redesigned website for the 3rd edition of the Model Minimum Uniform Crash Criteria––provides the definitive one-stop source for continuously updated information on all aspects of the guideline, including webbased training, a discussion forum and a variety of background materials.