Consequently, other components of the State Data Program work to enhance the quality and utility of these crash data. These efforts include:
Providing analytic support to NHTSA programs using state crash data;
Providing states with technical assistance, and offering guidance on standardized reporting procedures, e.g., the Model Minimum Uniform Crash Criteria (MMUCC);
Encouraging states to develop statewide data for a Crash Outcome Data Evaluation System (CODES); and
Providing resources through the CODES Data Network project for NHTSA’s analysts to obtain access to an ever-increasing inventory of state-specific crash outcome data.
The State Data Program’s objective is to fully develop the analytic potential of all state data of relevance to highway safety. Currently, NCSA is expanding its capabilities to include more states in the program as well as taking steps to improve PAR quality and uniformity.
CODES, MMUCC and the State Data System are component of the SDP.
The FARS project using state based data is not considered a component of the State Data Program.