MMUCC (Model Minimum Uniform Crash Criteria): National data collection guideline for motor vehicle crashes.

UMassSafe Traffic Safety Research Program: State University Transportation Engineering/Safety Initiative


MassDOT Crash Data Portal: Provides access to the Massachusetts  Crash Data Portal and its standard reports for city/towns by years, ad hoc query tool, mapping tool, and crash tabulation and charting tool.

Traffic Records Coordinating Committee (TRCC): Executive Office of Public Safety/Office of Grants and Research/Highway Safety Division – State Highway Safety Office that administers federal funding for traffic records received by Massachusetts from National Highway Traffic Safety Administration while also supporting the Massachusetts Traffic Records Coordinating Committee.

U.S. Department of Transportation

Federal Highway Administration (FHWA): The mission of the FHWA is to improve mobility on our Nation’s highways through national leadership, innovation and program delivery.

FHWA Office of Safety: The mission of the FHWA safety program is to reduce highway fatalities by making our roads safer through a data-driven, systematic approach and addressing all “4Es” of safety: engineering, education, enforcement, and emergency medical services.

Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center: TFHRC is the home of FHWA’s Office of Research, Development, and Technology.

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA): The primary mission of the FMCSA is to reduce crashes, injuries and fatalities involving large trucks and buses.

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA): The mission of NHTSA is to save lives, prevent injuries, and reduce economic costs due to road traffic crashes, through education, research, safety standards, and enforcement activity.

National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB): The mission of the NTSB is to promote transportation safety by 1) maintaining congressionally mandated independence and objectivity; 2)conducting objective, precise accident investigations and safety studies;3)performing fair and objective airman and mariner certification appeals; and 4) advocating and promoting safety recommendation, and to assist victims of transportation accidents and their families.

Traffic Records Coordinating Committee: The mission of the USDOT TRCC is to provide strong coordinated Federal leadership to maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of traffic safety data collection and analysis and the resources needed to support it.

Other Crash Data Sources

Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS): FARS is a nationwide database used to provide yearly data regarding fatal injuries suffered in motor vehicle traffic crashes. Data can be downloaded from the site, and there is an online query tool.

National Automotive Sampling System (NASS): NASS includes two databases – General Estimates System (GES) and Crashworthiness Data System (CDS). The CDS includes detailed data on a representative, random sample of approximately 5,000 minor, serious, and fatal crashes annually. The GES data come from a nationally representative sample of police reported motor vehicle crashes of all types, from minor to fatal (approximately 50,000 annually).

Other Research Organizations

AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety: The Foundation is a not-for-profit, publicly-supported charitable educational and research organization.

Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS): IIHS is an independent, nonprofit, scientific, and educational organization dedicated to reducing the losses — deaths, injuries, and property damage — from crashes on the nation’s highways.