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/

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Iowa Traffic Safety Data Service (ITSDS)


Principal investigators:

Co-principal investigators:

Project status

In progress

Start date: 10/01/99
End date: 09/30/09

Project webpage: http://www.ctre.iastate.edu/itsds/



About the research

Abstract: This ongoing project has its funding renewed annually.

The Iowa Traffic Safety Data Service (ITSDS) is staffed by a manager and several graduate students who primarily conduct short turnaround studies of traffic safety for mainly public and research sector professionals under the direction of the principal investigator. The staff of the service is very familiar with safety and roadway data, and geographic information systems are the primary tool for analysis and presentation of data. Annually, more than 100 studies are conducted, such as those supporting corridor speed and alcohol enforcement, community safety comparisons, and engineering safety audits. Occasionally, longer term studies are performed.