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Crash data - when it's wrong, are we putting more lives at risk?

Orr, G., Lovegrove, L.

Crash Data Collection Crash Data Analysis Data Linkage

ARSC conference 2018

Port Stephens Council in NSW, is proactive in road safety and is evident by Council's award winning educational programs & civil projects. Local Government relies on accurate data to review and design treatments that aid in the reduction of casualty crashes on local roads. Council is increasingly concerned over misreporting of crash locations within our LGA in official records and is questioning how widespread the issue is? Misreported crashes, unless corrected, can be a domino effect of treatments in the wrong location to treat nonexistent crashes and at worst, misappropriation of Government funding in this critical area of national focus.