CAIT project no.: 143 RU9062
Fiscal Year: 2003/2004
Rutgers-CAIT Author(s): Claudia Knezek, Janet Hansen, Ali Maher
External Author(s): William Beans
Sponsor(s): NJDOT, FHWA-USDOT
The Police Technical Assistance Program (PTAP), a federal model, was adopted to support the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT)’s safety mission. Several activities were included in this initiative: conducting assessments, providing technical support on the revision of the New Jersey crash report form, and development of a knowledge-based training curriculum that was designed to target and reduce specified reporting errors. The final results of the project were global acceptance of the revised crash report form by municipal police officers, a significant increase in national (MMUCC) compliance levels of the crash report form, and significant reduction of errors on reports currently being submitted for inclusion in the state sponsored crash data base system.