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Maryland Supports Decision Making with Data Linkage and Analysis

Summary from: Roadway Safety Data Program | Maryland’s Data Linkage And Analysis To Support Decision Making | FHWA-SA-16-049

Publication Year: 2016


Background

Highway traffic safety analysis is a multi-dimensional process involving roadway characteristics, volumes, and crash data. State agencies may encounter difficulties sharing data between agencies and integrating the multiple data sources into a single safety analysis. The University of Maryland’s National Study Center for Trauma and Emergency Medical Services (NSC) receives data from several State agencies and provides integrated data analysis using the Crash Outcome Data Evaluation System (CODES) methodology. CODES helps States develop data linkage programs as crash data alone do not capture the full consequences of motor vehicle crashes. The intent of the CODES program was to provide a more comprehensive understanding of motor vehicle crashes by linking crash, vehicle, and behavior characteristics to their specific medical and financial outcomes. The purpose of this case study is to describe some of the unique qualities and successes of the Maryland CODES program and to explore how the NSC uses advanced CODES integration and safety analysis to support a variety of agencies and programs.

Read the Case Study Maryland’s Data Linkage And Analysis To Support Decision Making for more detailed information.

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Contacts

Stuart Thompson
FHWA Office of Safety
202-366-8090
Stuart.Thompson@dot.gov

Publication Year: 2016

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