Data on serious injuries from crashes is produced through a cumbersome process involving DOT, NYPD, and the State so that injury data is often not available until 12 months after a crash occurs. NYPD is transitioning to electronic crash reporting, which will enable DOT to analyze data earlier and more quickly respond to trends.
Strategic Plan 2016 Initiative
Short-Term Milestones (by end of 2017)
DOT will manage the conversion to electronic crash reporting to maintain accuracy and precision of crash records.
DOT continues to work with the NYPD and DOITT to improve crash data and analytics. DOT will soon begin integrating new electronic data into our system, and anticipates a complete switch to e-reporting in the coming years.
Medium-Term Milestones (by end of 2021)
DOT will develop tools which can take advantage of newfound capabilities offered by electronic crash reporting.