Our Mission Statement
The mission of the CTSRC is to support CT DOT in developing and maintaining a state-of-the-art crash data entry, collection, and safety analysis system. The goals of the center include 1) develop efficient tools for the collection and analysis of crash data 2) track, document and research safety improvements and needs in the state 3) research and develop outreach programs to target Connecticut specific/identified safety concerns 4) develop custom training and early intervention programs to assist law enforcement in collecting uniform, timely and complete crash data 5) conduct transportation safety research that has state, national and global implications and applications.
Message from the Director
A word from Dr. Eric Jackson
The past couple of years at the Safety Research Center has been one of opportunity, growth and challenge. The State of Connecticut’s transition to a new electronic crash reporting system and update to their crash report form presented a monumental challenge. One which our team approached with optimism with a foundation in reality. With the assistance and dedication of law enforcement from across the state, we were able to successfully assist the Connecticut Department of Transportation (CT DOT) in making one of the most substantial changes to transportation safety data in our state’s history. The new data being collected at the scene of each crash will provide engineers and law enforcement with the data necessary to make life saving decisions.
Our center is dedicated to the continued success of the timely, accurate and complete crash data collection, while working to develop state of the art analysis tools and methods. We were fortunate in 2015 to be recognized for two national awards for the services we provide and for the progress that Connecticut has made to become a national resource for crash data collection and analysis tools. We will continue to innovate, outreach and improve safety in Connecticut. In 2016 we will begin to see the potential benefits of this change in data collection and seek new opportunities to advance safety in Connecticut. We will renew and strengthen our relationship with our partners in law enforcement as we offer new and innovative training opportunities while being receptive to requests for modifications.
The CT DOT has a renewed focus on safety and we are thankful to be a part of this movement to save lives, prevent injuries and improve the quality of life for the traveling public.
Eric Jackson, PhD