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Traffic and Safety Procedure: Project Report on the Safety and Accident Procedures


This report evaluates the existing procedures used by the Washington State Department of Transportation for collecting, storing and analyzing accident information. The report reviews published literature on accident analysis systems, reviews the proposed system design for accident analyses within the TRIPS computer system, and makes recommendations as to how WSDOT should alter their existing and planned systems to provide more appropriate accident analysis capabilities to the department.


  • Date Published: April, 1988
  • Publication Number: WA-Rd 156.1
  • Last Modified: September 12, 2007
  • Authors: G. Scott Rutherford, Mark E. Hallenbeck, Edward McCormack.
  • Originator: Washington State Transportation Center (TRAC)
  • # of Pages: 108 p., 2,504 KB (PDF)
  • Subject: Accident analysis, Accident records, Data collection, Data storage, Databases, Highways, Information systems, Integrated systems, Literature reviews, Procedures, State departments of transportation, System design, Traffic accidents, Traffic counts.
  • Keywords: Accident analysis, database systems, traffic accident data.
  • Related Publications: Traffic and Safety Analysis Procedures: Final Report, (WA-RD 156.2).

This abstract was last modified April 29, 2008