KENTUCKY’S TRAFFIC COLLISION FACTS report is based on collision reports submitted to the Kentucky State Police Records Branch. As required by Kentucky Revised Statutes 189.635, “every law enforcement agency whose officers investigate a vehicle accident of which a report must be made...shall file a report of the accident...within ten days after investigation of the accident upon forms supplied by the bureau.” The stated purpose of this requirement is to utilize data on traffic collisions for such purposes as will improve the traffic safety program in the Commonwealth. Data contained in this report are based solely on the observations and judgements of the state and local police officers who investigated each collision. The collision data is contained in an automatic system (Collision Report Analysis for Safer Highways) (CRASH). This system has edit checks for accuracy. Computer tabulations and summaries are again checked for accuracy before information is released or disseminated. It is hoped that the detailed information presented in this report will, in fact, “improve the traffic safety program within the Commonwealth.”
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University of Kentucky and Kentucky State Police, "Kentucky Traffic Collision Facts 2017" (2018). Kentucky Transportation Center Research Report. 1614.