T3 Webinar Overview

Leveraging the State Crash Report to Improve Responder Safety & TIM:
Implementing Good Practices in Crash Form Updates & Use

Date: Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM ET
Cost: All T3 webinars are free of charge
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Background

Daily, thousands of responders put their lives on the line managing crashes and other roadway incidents. Keeping responders and the traveling public safe begins with the collection of consistent, high-quality incident data. The Model Minimum Uniform Crash Criteria (MMUCC) is the voluntary guideline that identifies a minimum set of motor vehicle crash data elements that States should consider in their State crash data system. With the release of the MMUCC 5th Edition in the Fall of 2017, many States are considering changes to their statewide crash report forms.

The Federal Highway Administration’s Every Day Counts Round 4 Innovation, Using Data to Improve Traffic Incident Management (EDC4 TIM Data), is working with over 30 States to advance agency collection and use of incident data. The EDC4 TIM Data program has made significant strides working with States to advance their crash forms to become MMUCC-compliant in the collection of key data elements like roadway clearance time, incident clearance time, secondary crashes, and where a responder is struck. During this webinar, you will hear experts address questions such as:

  • What are the ‘big changes’ and new data elements prescribed in MMUCC 5th Edition?
  • How are different States incorporating these data elements?
  • What have States that already have these elements found from data analysis?
  • How are TIM programs using State crash data to improve planning, operations, and TIM training?

Incident data and analysis can improve safety programming, operations management, and strategic planning to reduce the likelihood of crashes, and reduce secondary crashes that involve incident responders. During this webinar, you will hear firsthand from two agencies that actively collect and analyze data. Our speakers will share how they use this information, and the value they derived from it to improve TIM and responder safety. We also invite you to share your experiences and questions related to the use of data to improve TIM.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe MMUCC updates related to roadway clearance time, secondary crashes, and responder struck-by data collection.
  • Share strategies and nuances on how to best implement these data elements within your State’s crash report.
  • Explain the basis behind the presence of additions and variances in data elements made by States to derive greater value from the data collected.

Target Audiences

  • Individual and agencies responsible for the update of State crash reports.
  • State and Local Law enforcement agencies interested in learning how data collection can help reduce responder struck-by incidents.
  • TIM Program Managers and Transportation Management Center (TMC) Managers looking for ways to improve their access to data that enables performance-based management.

Host

Paul Jodoin, TIM Program Manager, FHWA Office of Transportation Operations, U.S. DOT
Paul Jodoin Mr. Jodoin has served as the TIM Program Manager for FHWA for the last seven years and is also the program manager for the FHWA Every Day Counts Round Four (EDC4) Innovation, Using Data to Improve TIM. Prior to joining FHWA, he worked for 38 years at the Massachusetts Department of Transportation as the manager of the Highway Operations Center and was instrumental in starting their traffic incident management program.

Presenters

Grady Carrick, Ph.D., Enforcement Engineering, Inc.
Grady Carrick Dr. Grady Carrick is a retired Florida Highway Patrol Chief, who distinguished himself as a champion for traffic operations and safety during his 30 years with the agency. Since his retirement in 2012, Dr. Carrick has worked with the FHWA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and the Transportation Research Board, as well as several universities, and engineering firms to advance a safe and efficient highway system. Dr. Carrick is passionate about responder safety and he has a national reputation as an advocate for traffic incident management.

Chief David Lorenzen, Iowa Department of Transportation, Motor Vehicle Enforcement
David Lorenzen David Lorenzen is Chief of Motor Vehicle Enforcement for the Iowa DOT since 2006. He has over 40 years of Law Enforcement experience and is on the statewide Traffic Incident Management Committee, the Iowa Homeland Security Advisory Council, and the Governor’s Office of Drug Control Policy. Chief Lorenzen serves as the President of the Iowa Peace Officers Association and is on the Board of Directors for Truckers Against Trafficking and HELP Inc. Through his involvement with the statewide TIM Committee, his office is currently working with other law enforcement agencies to develop and implement training for and rollout of Iowa’s newest crash report form.

Lieutenant Marty Pollock, Tennessee Highway Patrol TITAN Business Unit
Marty Pollock Lieutenant Marty Pollock has served for over 29 years with the Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) and oversees the Tennessee Integrated Traffic Analysis Network (TITAN) business unit in THP’s Research, Planning, and Development Division. TITAN leads the electronic collection and analysis of traffic safety data statewide in Tennessee. Lieutenant Pollock is also the Tennessee FARS Program Manager, is a partner with the Federal Highway Administration’s Every Day Counts Round 4 TIM Data initiative, and served as the former President of the Association of Transportation Safety Information Professionals (ATSIP). He is a national expert in electronic traffic records and information systems improvements.

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