CTRE is an Iowa State University center, administered by the Institute for Transportation.

Address: 2711 S. Loop Drive, Suite 4700, Ames, IA 50010-8664

Phone: 515-294-8103
FAX: 515-294-0467

Website: www.ctre.iastate.edu/

Iowa State University--Becoming the Best

Crash Data Analysis


Principal investigator:

Project status

In progress

Start date: 07/01/14
End date: 07/31/15



About the research


This project will support further research into the area of motor vehicle safety, particularly truck driver safety, which is of a critical importance across the nation. This data-driven project will expand from the initial Missouri Crash Database to include similar vehicle crash data from the surrounding states of Iowa, Illinois, and Kansas.

This project will provide information that may be used to strengthen driving regulations for both personal and commercial vehicles, improve highway safety education, and improve vehicle design.  Additionally, the project will serve to validate the effectiveness and importance of large datasets and contemporary data analysis techniques (e.g., decision trees) in crash severity analysis.

The project supports improvements in highway safety and in reducing crash injury severity.