2016 Peter K. O'Rourke Special Achievement Award



GHSA Conference

The Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) presented the Peter K. O’Rourke Special Achievement Award for outstanding highway safety accomplishments during the previous calendar year to The Connecticut DOT and UCONN Transportation Safety Research Center for Crash Data Improvement, a partnership that developed a statewide electronic reporting system based on the national Model Minimum Uniform Crash Criteria (MMUCC) that provides real time crash data to all highway safety users. The tools developed through this program are easily transferable to other states looking to modernize their crash reporting system. As a result of this project, crash report processing times have been reduced from 16 months to two weeks, and the number of errors that have to be manually corrected have dropped to just 1% of all MMUCC reports.