Elements of the Safety Plan
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Goal 21 - Improving Information and Decision Support Systems
Good information properly used is one of the underpinnings of a sound traffic safety enterprise. Drivers with bad driving records need to be rigorously tracked and appropriate measures taken to protect public safety. The how, who, when, where, and why of accidents need to be recorded and the data made readily available for analysis and use in the formation of safety policy. The technology exists to gather, integrate, and utilize information on a wide variety of important traffic safety issues. Understanding and using information technology to the greatest advantage is a critical challenge to traffic safety programs nationwide.