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NHTSA works to ensure that complete, accurate, and timely traffic safety data are collected, analyzed, and made available for decision-making at the national, state, and local levels. Analyzing reliable and accurate traffic records data is central to identifying traffic safety problems and designing effective countermeasures to reduce injuries and deaths caused by crashes. NHTSA promotes a comprehensive, systematic approach to assessing the performance of traffic records systems, and works with a several partners in the public and private sector, including national non-profit organizations, to achieve this vision and mission.

NHTSA’s National Driver Register and Traffic Records Division provides coordinated guidance, outreach, best-practices, and training and technical assistance designed to improve the timeliness, accuracy, completeness, uniformity, integration, and accessibility of state crash, driver, vehicle, roadway, citation and adjudication, and injury surveillance databases. The Traffic Records Team is tasked with helping states improve their traffic safety data collection, management, and analysis capabilities through evaluation, training, and technical assistance.

Technical Assistance and Training

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