The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Offers a Free Webinar on Leveraging State Crash Reports to Improve Responder Safety and Traffic Incident Management (TIM)

The USDOT's Intelligent Transportation Systems Professional Capacity Building Program will host a free Talking Technology and Transportation Webinar titled, "Leveraging the State Crash Report to Improve Responder Safety and TIM: Implementing Good Practices in Crash Form Updates and Use." This webinar is scheduled for Tuesday, April 3, 2018, from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST).


Every day, 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 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 (FHWA) Every Day Counts Program works with over 30 states to advance agency collection and use of incident data. The Every Day Counts Round 4 Innovation (EDC4) TIM Data Program has made significant strides in working with states to advance their crash forms to become MMUCC-compliant in the collection of key data elements, including roadway clearance time, incident clearance time, secondary crashes, and incidents where a responder is struck. 

Webinar Overview

During this webinar, experts will address questions such as:

  • What are the big changes and new data elements prescribed in the MMUCC 5th Edition?
  • How are different states incorporating these data elements?
  • What have states that have already incorporated 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. This webinar also will discuss how two agencies actively collect and analyze data. The presenters will share how they use this information and its value in improving TIM and responder safety. 

Moderator and Presenters

Paul Jodoin, TIM Program Manager, from the FHWA Office of Transportation Operations, will moderate the webinar. Prior to joining FHWA, he worked at the Massachusetts Department of Transportation for 38 years as the manager of the Highway Operations Center and was instrumental in starting their TIM program.

In addition, the following individuals will present during the webinar:

  • Grady Carrick, Ph.D., Enforcement Engineering, Inc.
  • Chief David Lorenzen, Iowa Department of Transportation, Motor Vehicle Enforcement
  • Lieutenant Marty Pollock, Tennessee Highway Patrol.


Title: Leveraging State Crash Reports to Improve Responder Safety and TIM: Implementing Good Practices in Crash Form Updates and Use
Date: Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Time: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EST
Professional Development Hours (PDH): 1.5
Registration: Register is closed