This contest is designed to encourage students to use HSIS data with the intent of introducing potential future highway safety professionals, to good quality safety data, the application of appropriate research methods to derive recommendations, and the practice of using data to make decisions.
HSIS data are used in a wide variety of research efforts. Products of these efforts include HSIS summaries, research reports, safety analysis tools, and published articles and technical papers in professional journals.
HSIS is a roadway-based system that provides quality data on a large number of accident, roadway, and traffic variables. It uses data already being collected by States for managing the highway system and studying highway safety.
There are numerous agencies, organizations and other entities in the U.S. that are working to make our roads safer. Links are provided to the web sites of these groups as well as links to additional sources of crash data.