The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) has received a $389,520 grant from the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety to support the department’s Crash Records Unit and its Traffic and Criminal Software (TraCS) data management.
The more accurate vehicle crash data will be is used by transportation engineers, law enforcement and researchers to examine causes of vehicle crash fatalities and serious injuries.
"TraCS is considered to be one of the best software platforms in the nation for managing electronic forms associated with traffic stops and crash reports," ADOT Director John Halikowski said in a press release. “Support from the Governor's Office of Highway Safety and Director Alberto Gutier is invaluable to collecting crash data and identifying trends, helping make Arizona’s roads safer.”
According to ADOT, the grant will help pay for the annual licensing fees for the TraCS data collection and management tool which it gives Arizona law enforcement agencies access at no cost. Arizona state law requires ADOT to compile crash data and create reports that government agencies, nonprofits and other statewide entities use to improve traffic safety.