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Overcoming Local Crash Data Limitations. Michael Briggs Transportation Planner Mid-America Regional Council Kansas City, Missouri. “Someone else’s shoes”. Local Safety & Crash Data Public Meeting March 28, 2006 8:30 a.m. NKC Community Center North Kansas City, Missouri. It’s March 28, 2003….

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Overcoming Local Crash Data Limitations

Michael Briggs

Transportation Planner

Mid-America Regional Council

Kansas City, Missouri


“Someone else’s shoes”


Local Safety & Crash DataPublic MeetingMarch 28, 20068:30 a.m.NKC Community CenterNorth Kansas City, Missouri


It’s March 28, 2003…

“How many people were killed in motor vehicle crashes in the KC metro area in 2002?”


Now on March 28, 2006…

“How many people were killed in motor vehicle crashes in the KC metro area in 2005?”

185 fatalities (Preliminary)

(-9.8%)


What we started with…


What we’ve heard…


What we’ve heard…


Kansas Data


Missouri Data


Data Goal!!


Crash Data Issues

  • Police Officer/Data Collector

    • Accuracy of Data

    • Location Information

    • Officer Turnover

    • Timeliness

  • DOT or Patrol/Database Manager

    • State System Bias

    • Other Traffic Records

  • Cultural Attitudes

  • Bi-State Region

  • Funding Silos


MARC’s Role in Crash Data

  • Using a “bottom-up” approach

  • Participate in State Traffic Records Coordinating Committees (TRCC)

  • Advocate crash data importance in transportation safety planning

  • Looking for funding

  • Provide regional information


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