Policy Position on Data Driven Approach to Crime and Traffic Safety (DDACTS)

AAMVA supports a Data Driven Approach to Crime and Traffic Safety 2.0 (DDACTS 2.0) to address motor vehicle crashes that occur too frequently and lead to injuries and deaths while also addressing the quality of life issues caused by general crime. DDACTS 2.0 includes new guiding principles adding components of community involvement in its deployment.

Towards that end, AAMVA encourages all law enforcement, State Departments of Motor Vehicles, and Departments of Transportation to work together to collect and analyze crash data to identify high crash corridors/locations and causation factors. Law enforcement should combine this data with crime data available to them that fall within the priorities of their agency/community and dedicate their limited resources to the areas of overlap to reduce both crashes and crime concurrently. AAMVA further supports the electronic collection of crash data by law enforcement to ensure timely and accurate crash data collection and analysis.

[Adopted 2023]