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1 Badger TraCS – A Coordinated Effort
Patricia McCallum Wisconsin Department of Transportation Traffic Records Forum July 16, 2003

2 Wisconsin At A Glance State Animal: Badger State Beverage: Milk
State Motto: “Forward”

3 Wisconsin At A Glance Population: 5.364 million Counties: 72
Total miles of Roadway: 110,150 Federal and State Trunk: 11,752 miles County: 19,668 miles Local: 78,730 miles Crashes per Year: 140,000 Citations per Year: 850,776 Law Enforcement Agencies: 620

4 Crash Reports Submitted by Enforcement Type
620 Law Enforcement Agencies State Patrol 4.4% County Sheriff 39.5% City Police 47.7% Village Police 5.1% Town Police 3.1% Other %

5 State-of-Practice in Wisconsin
MV4002 Driver Report of Accident 1-page paper form Completed by drivers involved in the crash Manually entered by DMV staff Data not used for statistical reporting

6 State-of-Practice in Wisconsin
MV4000 Wisconsin Motor Vehicle Accident Report 4-page scannable paper form Non-scannable information entered manually by DMV staff Contains 147 standard informational fields Incorporates previously separate form for large truck and bus crashes On/At location methodology No standard for GIS maps or for automating incident location Statistical reports prepared by DMV

7 MV4000 Processing Sequence

8 State-of-Practice in Wisconsin
Uniform Traffic Citation (UTC) 2 forms – paper and electronic 1-page, 3 ply paper form Information keyed by 3rd party vendor 12% sent from courts electronically to DMV No standard software for Field Data Collection, for Mobile Data Browsers or Records Management Systems

9 State-of-Practice in Wisconsin
Uniform Crime Report (UCR) Paper form Manual entry by Office of Justice Assistance Summary crime statistics Not compliant with National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS)

10 State-of-Practice in Wisconsin
CMV Inspection Forms Motor Carrier Safety Inspection Report 42,000 reports annually Federal reporting system Paper form Manual entry by State Patrol Inspectors Motor Carrier Incident Reports 50,296 reports annually State reporting system Only CMV Inspections at this time

11 Time to Change the Current Reporting System in Wisconsin
“Bridging the gap between the state-of-practice and state-of-the-art”

12 Looking At Options Need to replace OS/2 Operating System
Limited funding available – federal funds only Lack of IT resources for development Desire to automate crash data reporting Need to improve location data

13 Reasons to Adopt TraCS-Administrative Benefits
Cost effective means to streamline data collection Flexible and expandable architecture Opportunity to enhance location data One system for internal data entry and law enforcement automation

14 Reasons to Adopt TraCS- Law Enforcement Benefits
Modular design to meet majority of data collection needs Common data shared among forms Options for reporting crashes Reduction in administrative duties and paperwork Driving records updated sooner

15 Reasons to Adopt TraCS- Law Enforcement Benefits
Immediate access to their own data Printed copies easier to read Fewer keying errors No more filling in bubbles Data collection made easier, faster and more accurate

16 TraCS Forms Development
CRASH FORMS Phase I – Driver Report of Accident (MV4002) Internal Entry System Phase II – Police Accident Report (MV4000) Internal Entry System Phase III – Automation of MV4000 for Law Enforcement

17 TraCS Forms Development
Phase I – Driver Report of Accident Project began September 2001 Created a focus group of processors Added ODBC connectivity enhancement to TraCS (External Search) 200+ edits in form Implemented July 2002

18 TraCS Forms Development
Phase II – Police Accident Report Project began August 2002 Project about 95% complete Involved a focus group of processors Adopted most of the edits from MV4002 plus added several more Entry of Truck/Bus fields Will include data entry of latitude and longitude coordinates if filled out by officer Plan to implement summer 2003

19 TraCS Forms Development
Phase III – Automation Project planned to start fall 2003 Create Outreach group of law enforcement officers Adopt the majority of edits from internal MV4000 plus modifications Develop abbreviated deer, fatal supplement, and driver information exchange forms Establish an image system for storing electronic data Establish a way to print the electronic reports Pilot early 2004

20 TraCS Forms Development
Location Work group formed to provide recommendations on location data capture Comprised of DOT, Law Enforcement and other agency personnel Latitude and longitude coordinates can currently be captured using GPS Will be entered starting in Phase II Considering an automated map tool such as CTRE tool

21 Crash Transmission

22 TraCS Forms Development
E-Citation Project began January 2003 Outreach group formed Single entry screen 100+ validations Data sent to Circuit Court Automation Program and Municipal Courts Field testing fall 2003 Statewide roll-out 2004

23 E-Citation – Field Entry Screen

24 Citation Transmission to Court System

25 Future TraCS Forms Development

26 Coordination and Dissemination of TraCS
TraCS Sub-license and Application Wisconsin TraCS Steering Committee Agency representatives Mission and goals Coordination Subcommittee Technical/programming experts Reviews forms development to ensure statewide consistency

27 Wisconsin Contacts TraCS Project Manager:
Crash IT Developer: TraCS Citation Manager: Citation IT Developer:

28 Wisconsin Contacts Questions?

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