Tuesday, July 27

7:00am - 8:00am   Continental Breakfast

8:00am - 9:30am   Agency Update


9:30am - 10:00am  Light Refreshments

10:00am - 11:30am

Session 13 - Best Practices
Moderator:  Joyce Emery, Iowa DOT, Best Practices Committee Chair

Part I:  Summary of Best Practices Recipients of 2004, as described by the members of the Best Practices Committee 

Best Practices Committee:

Dan Magri, Louisiana DOT
Martha Florey, Wisconsin DOT
Ida Williams, Maryland State Police
Johnson, NHTSA
Dick Paddock,
Betsy Benkowski, FMCSA
Dale Sienicki, FMCSA
Larry Holestine, Data Nexus

Part II:  Panel Discussion

Theme: How do projects exemplifying best practices get started and successfully executed?  There will be questions from the BP Committee and from the audience.

Panel Members:

                Dr. David Brown, Director of Development, CARE Research & Development Laboratory, The University of Alabama Computer Science Department, Tuscaloosa, AL

                Sergeant John Carrico, Criminal Identification and Records Branch, Kentucky State Police, Frankfort, KY

                Becky T. Davies, Research Scientist, Texas Transportation Institute, Texas A&M University System, College Station, TX

                Timothy Kerns, Database Engineer, University of Maryland Baltimore, National Study Center for Trauma/EMS, Baltimore, MD

                 Charles F. McConnell, M.S., Senior Research Associate/Project Director, University of Memphis—Dept of Psychology, Memphis, TN

                Millie Seay, Director, Office of Management Research and Development, Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, Tallahassee, FL

                Robin Riessman, Associate Director, University of Massachusetts 

Session 14 - Crash Data Collection
Moderator:  Roberto DeVargas, New Mexico DOT

Bridging the gap between Collision Data Collection and Reporting
Jeffrey W. Holt, Indiana State Police

Planning Issues Implementation of New Crash Report in the State of Louisiana
Helmut Schneider, Louisiana State University
Jonathan Stevenson
Laurene Hutchinson

Integrating Crash Records Data on the Texas CRIS Project
Les Myrah, Bentley Systems Incorporated


Session 15 - America on the go:  Results from the 2001 National Household Travel Survey
Moderator:  Demetra Collia, Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS)

Travel Patterns in the U.S. - Results from the 2001 National Household Travel Survey
Jeff Memmott, Bureau of Transportation Statistics

Using data from the 2001 National Household Travel Survey to Evaluate Accident Risk
Margaret M. Sweeny, Bureau of Transportation Statistics
Lee Giesbrecht, Bureau of Transportation Statistics
Jonaki Bose, Bureau of Transportation Statistics

TBD - One more presentation possible


Session 16 - Heavy Truck Safety
Moderator:  Terry Shelton, FMCSA

Development and Implementation of a Driver Safety History Indicator into the Roadside Inspection Selection System
Brenda Lantz, NDSU / UGPTI Transportation Safety Systems Center

Large Truck Crash Causation Study
Ralph Craft, FMCSA

Evaluating the Safety of Motor Carriers by Commodity Segment
Thomas Keane, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
Dr. Tom Corsi, University of Maryland
Dale Sienicki, FMCSA

Best Safety Management Practices: Results of a Survey of the Safest Motor Carriers
Thomas M. Corsi, University of Maryland
Thomas Keane, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
Dale Sienicki, FMCSA


Training Session 1- Native American Training
Joyce Jones, NHTSA
Pat Tucker, NHTSA Region 6
Pat Abeyta, BIA Highway Safety

11:30am - 1:00pm:  Awards Lunch
Keynote speaker:  Edward V. Milton

1:00pm - 2:30pm

Session 17 - MMUCC Implementation: Report from the Field
Moderator:  Barbara Rhea, National Center for Statistics and Analysis, NHTSA

Overview of the New MMUCC Website
Barbara Rhea, National Center for Statistics and Analysis, NHTSA

Explanation of new MMUCC training
Ken Hackman, National Institute for Safety Research

Processing the New MMUCC Data: Implications or Data Mining and Summary Statistics
Joyce Emery, Iowa DOT
Michael Pawlovich

Implementing most of MMUCC
John Carrico, Kentucky State Police

Session 18 - Traffic Records Support of Transportation Safety Engineering Research in Massachusetts
Moderator:  Robin Riessman, Massachusetts Governor's Highway Safety Bureau

Data Analysis of Rural and Urban Crashes in Massachusetts
Mike Knodler, Massachusetts Governor's Highway Safety Bureau

Data Analysis for the AASHTO Strategic Highway Safety Plan: Run-off-the-Road Crashes in Massachusetts
John Collura, Massachusetts Governor's Highway Safety Bureau

Data Analysis of Older Road Users and Work Zones in Massachusetts
Heather Rothenberg, Massachusetts Governor's Highway Safety Bureau


Session 19 - Occupant Protection
Moderator:  Gary Taylor, NHTSA

Motorcycle Crashes - Beyond the Helmet
Timothy Kerns, University of Maryland National Study Center for Trauma/EMS

Poisson Regression Analysis of U.S. Fatality, Registration, and Climate Data Reveals an Association of Universal Helmet Laws and Reduced Motorcyclist Fatality Rates
Craig Morris, Bureau of Transportation Statistics

Seatbelt Observation Studies--the New Mexico Approach and Validation
Barbara Chatterjee, New Mexico Department of Health
Isaac Romero, New Mexico Department of Health

Effects of Safety Belt Use on Hospitalizations of Occupants Involved in Motor Vehicle Crashes in Oklahoma, 1995-2000
Betty A. Harris, Oklahoma CODES, University of Oklahoma E-TEAM

Session 20 - GIS and Visualization
Moderator:  Bob Scopatz, Data Nexus

Macro Analysis of Statewide Interstate System Crash Data - GIS Approach
Thobias Sando, FAMU-FSU College of Engineering, Civil Engineering Department
Deo Chimba, FAMU-FSU College of Engineering
Renatus Mussa, FAMU-FSU College of Engineering

Easy Street Draw Version 3.0
Joshua Evarts, Trancite Logic Systems

Interactive Visualization Tools as Instruments of Improved Information Dissemination
Jose Thomaz, Purdue University

A Web-Based Crash Location Analysis Tool
Steve Schreier, Michigan State Police

Training Session 2 - Native American Training
Joyce Jones, NHTSA
Pat Tucker, NHTSA Region 6
Pat Abeyta, BIA Highway Safety


2:30pm - 3:00pm:  Light Refreshments

3:30pm - 5:00pm

Session 21 - TraCS Implementation in States - Lessons Learned
Moderator:  Mary Jensen, Iowa DOT, Motor Vehicle Division

New York TraCs Project
Lt. Lenny Casper, NY State Police

Tennessee TraCS
Charlie McConnell

Maryland TraCS
Greg Presbury

North Carolina TraCS
Carl Pickney


Session 22 - Crash Analysis
Moderator:  Steve Schrier, Michigan State Police

Facts, Figures and Fractures. The Cost of a Motor Vehicle Crash
Timothy Kerns, Baltimore National Study Center for Trauma/EMS

Traffic Stat Program
Capt. Ralph C. Mitchell, Jr., Louisiana State Police - Troop C

Iowa Crash Analysis Manual
Thomas J. McDonald, Center for Transportation Research and Education
Robert Schultz

Improved Methods for Analyzing Florida Pedestrian Fatal Crash Data
Lisa K. Spainhour, FAMU-FSU College of Engineering
Isaac A. Wootton

Motor Vehicle Fatality-Risk Associated with Obesity
Shankuan Zhu, Medical College of Wisconsin
Peter Layde, Medical College of Wisconsin
Stephen Hargarten, Medical College of Wisconsin


Session 23 - Now You Have Data: What Do You Do with It?
Moderator:  Rick Pain, TRB

The Colorado Model
Jake Kononov, Colorado DOT

The Iowa Model
Tom Welch, Iowa DOT

The SEMCOG Model
John Bruff, SEMCOG

The MassSAFE Model
Davin Flatten, MassSAFE

On the Horizon
Michael Meyer, Georgia Tech

Session 24 - Roundtable on State Data Improvement Programs
Moderator:  Richard Paddock, TSASS

Panel Members:
Richard Zeller, Florida
Chris Madill, Washington
David Brown, Alabama
Joyce Emery, Iowa
John Carrico, Kentucky

NHTSA Perspective on State TRCC Planning
JoAnn Moore, NHTSA

Open Discussion of Data Planning & TRCC Issues

Training Session 3 - Native American Training
Joyce Jones, NHTSA
Pat Tucker, NHTSA Region 6

Pat Abeyta, BIA Highway Safety

Back to Top


Maintained by Traffic Safety Analysis Systems & Services, Inc.
For questions, comments, or to report a problem please contact