TITLE

State Data System Quality Varies and Limited Resources and Coordination Can Inhibit Further Progress

AUTHOR(S)
Fleming, Susan A.
PUB. DATE
April 2010
SOURCE
GAO Reports;4/16/2010, preceding p1
SOURCE TYPE
Government Document
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents a study conducted by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) on the need for high-quality traffic data which is vital in allocating resources and target programs at the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). It states that GAO is recommending that NHTSA should take steps in ensuring that state traffic records assessments are complete and consistent in providing an evaluation of traffic safety data systems.
ACCESSION #
49765337

 

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