CARE On-Line Analysis
Is Now Available
Most of your statistical information needs can be obtained right on line from the new CARE Dashboard, which was developed by the University of Alabama Center for Advanced Public Safety (CAPS). Please review the Read Me document (also available when you access the CARE site), which will explain the data and use of the Dashboard. An on-line version of CARE is also available - just click the CARE button in the upper left area of the Dashboard. To download the desktop version and data, access the Download page of the CAPS website. If you would like to see details on the CARE software, it is available on the CARE page of the CAPS website. If you see any problem or need help, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 205-348-7920.
eCrash SYSTEM DEPLOYED
The Alabama Department of Public Safety teamed with the University of Alabama Center for Advanced Public Safety (CAPS) to develop eCrash, the nation’s first totally paperless crash reporting system. Except for the reports provided to those involved in crashes, all other aspects of eCrash are paperless, from the officers’ entry of the data (in many cases in their vehicles), through the approval process and uploading to the crash records database in Montgomery. The use of eCrash for data entry in the officers' vehicles will keep them in the field where they can respond to emergencies; and moving the data entry to the field will make the data more accurate, timely, complete and consistent. About 95% of crash reporting agencies either use eCrash or submit their crash records electronically in eCrash format, which is now MMUCC compliant. The target date to get all agencies using the eCrash report is December 31, 2010.