Traffic Crash Database Aids Engineers in Crash Countermeasures

Friday, August 28, 2015

MS2’s Traffic Crash Location System (TCLS) is software that maps, manages and analyzes vehicle crash data. Our clients are city and county traffic engineers who need a better way to analyze thousands of vehicle crashes in their jurisdictions – and then determine solutions to reduce or eliminate future crashes.


Example of MS2’s traffic crash location system user interface


MS2’s TCLS maps vehicle crashes on an interactive Google map. Using a buffering tool an engineer can determine the number of crashes along a segment of roadway. Or, an engineer can determine the number of crashes within a user-defined radius. The engineer can also free-hand draw a polygon on the map to determine the numbers of vehicle crashes within that defined area.

Pre-defined reports allow the engineer to make sense of the crash data stored in the software. Examples of these pre-designed reports include those in the table below. MS2 also creates custom reports for clients who have unique analytical needs.


Examples of pre-designed crash reports


Every crash type is visualized on the collision diagram to show the engineer angle crashes, head on collisions, turning movements and more which is information he can use to design intersection crash countermeasures (is a traffic signal warranted?).



Collision diagram created by MS2’s traffic crash location system


MS2’s traffic crash location system efficiently maps, manages and analyzes vehicle crash data for the benefit of traffic engineers in all jurisdictions. Contact MS2 today for a free demonstration of this remarkable engineering software.

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