Current Projects

Traffic Records Assessment

Description:
The TRCC intends to have a formal Traffic Records Assessment completed on all primary
Traffic Records Data Systems.
TRCC Approval:
May 8, 2006
TRCC Contact:
Don Nail, GHSP
Notes:
The TRCC intends to have GHSP submit a formal request to NHTSA to conduct a formal
Traffic Records Assessment of the core data systems that make up the TRCC. These
systems would include the Crash, Vehicle, Driver History, Roadway Inventory, PreMIS, NC
Trauma Registry, and Citation / Adjudication systems. Additional discussions with the
research, law enforcement, and analysis / user components would also be useful. This
assessment would provide information useful in setting appropriate benchmarks,
performance measures, and in future project identification. This was identified as the top
priority of the TRCC.
Status:
Actively being pursued

Establish a Full-Time Traffic Records Coordinator Position in GHSP

Description:
The TRCC intends to request that funds be sought from NHTSA to establish a full time
position under GHSP to perform all duties of the Traffic Records Coordinator.
TRCC Approval:
May 8, 2006
TRCC Contact:
Don Nail, GHSP
Notes:
The establishment of a full time coordinator position through 2009 would provide for a
centralized role that could provide the staff support necessary to carry out the TRCC
directives and decisions.
Status:
Active – A draft job description has been developed

Provide for Electronic Submission of Crash Reports (DMV-349) from SHP

Description:
This project would provide hardware and software resources necessary for the NCSHP to
electronically submit crash data (DMV-349) to the NC DMV. The NCSHP is the largest
Law Enforcement Agency in the state and typically responds to and reports 66% of all
crashes within NC. This project will impact the timeliness, quality (accuracy), and
accessibility of crash data.
Project Leaders:
Sargent Jerry Burton, State Highway Patrol
Ethel Keen, NC Division of Motor Vehicles
TRCC Approval:
May 8, 2006
Host Agency:
NC Department of Transportation – Traffic Engineering Branch
Agency Contact:
Brian Mayhew, PE, NCDOT
Notes:
The SHP has agreed to electronic crash reporting as their goal. Several hardware and
software purchases will need to be made to bring the patrol cars up to minimum
specifications for electronic submission. In addition, the SHP is in the process of deciding
what submission process (TRACS or eCrash) to use as both have positives and negatives. DMV will need to be able to validate the process, ensure measures are in place to provide adequate support, and assist SHP in this effort. Accurate ideas of cost and timelines need to be developed.
Status:
Active – Initial meeting held June 5, 2006 between DMV, SHP and Traffic Engineering to discuss obstacles.

GPS Data Collection by State Highway Patrol

Description:
Collect more accurate data at collision scenes. Data will be used to address concerns for
roadway defects and preventive patrol measures. Data collection will provide a more timely and accurate set of information. The SHP can utilize the information for each county to update their Five Roadways for Line Patrol spreadsheet. This spreadsheet shows where the most collisions take place and personnel can be assigned to work these areas to reduce the collisions and property damage. This data could be shared with other departments to improve their timeliness and accuracy.
Project Lead:
Sargent Jerry Burton, State Highway Patrol
TRCC Approval:
N/A
Host Agency:
NCDOT, NCDMV
Agency Contact:
Ethel Keen, NCDMV, Brian Mayhew, PE, NCDOT
Notes:
Two options are available. One lower cost and a higher cost option that includes hardware, software, and positions necessary to implement GPS capture. Mapping tools also included.
Status:
Discussion and Planning by SHP

Centralized Storage for Linked NC Traffic Safety Data

Description:
Obtain two terabytes of NetApp storage device and attendant administration for installation
and private usage in a secure repository. Use this storage space to house crash, driver
license, registration, roadway and adjudication data. Create and add probabilistic links to
trauma and EMS data repositories housed at the UNC School of Medicine. Develop the
means to provide secure web query access to the data warehouse..
Project Lead:
Carol Martell – UNC HSRC
TRCC Approval:
May 8, 2006
Host Agency:
UNC HSRC, NCTR, PreMIS
Agency Contact:
Eric Rodgman, Greg Mears, Sharon Schiro
Notes:
UNC HSRC has long-term experience linking crash, license, registration and roadway data
as well as with providing dynamic web query access to data. This joint effort between UNCHSRC, the NC Trauma Registry and PreMIS would be the first to "store once, use many"
with a complete set of traffic safety data.
Status:
Plan in Place, awaiting resources

eCITATION®

Description:
eCITATION® is a mobile wireless application that automates the citation process,
producing the NC Uniform Citation (NCUC) in an electronic format that is
transmitted almost instantaneously from the patrol car to the courts. eCITATION®
was designed to replace the manual paper process of issuing traffic citations. More
time spent on patrol by LEOs due to increased speed and efficiencies from
producing electronic citations vs. paper citations. More time on patrol due to less
time spent at the county courthouse, since citations need not be delivered in
person. Reduction of redundant data entry; minimization of data entry errors due to
substantial edits in patrol car software; no more handwriting interpretation.
Project Lead:
Beverly Gregory, NC AOC
TRCC Approval:
May 8, 2006
Host Agency:
NC AOC
Agency Contact:
Janet Greene, NC AOC
Notes:
SHP is also working with AOC on eCITATION®
Status:
Currently implemented and working. Additional resources would allow for growth.

Local Roads Data Enhancement and Dissemination

Description:
Expectation is to address the absence of a process to efficiently allow the exchange
of updated digital road data among the NCDOT, other state agencies, local
governments, MPO’s, and RPO’s. To facilitate the collection, maintenance, and
dissemination of Local Road Data for N.C. To propose and establish guidelines,
standards, and agreements among state and local agencies.
Project Lead:
LC Smith, NCDOT - GIS
TRCC Approval:
May 8, 2006
Host Agency:
NCDOT
Agency Contact:
LC Smith, NCDOT - GIS
Notes:
Would allow for potential to have all public roads in one roadway mapping system
Status:
Detailed project implementation plan is currently being developed.

DUI Recidivism and the Impact of Interventions

Description:
The incidence of DUI and its impact on the on the public has been well documented.
Studies have demonstrated that first-time offenders are less likely to recidivate than repeat
offenders. Some patients who are admitted to a hospital due to injuries from a DUI MVC
receive an intervention to provide treatment or to motivate behavior change, with the goal of
reducing recidivism. If these interventions are successful, the result could be reduced health
care costs for the individual, payers, and society. This proposed project will evaluate the
recidivism rate in NC by evaluating NCTR, DMV, and AOC records. Injury severity,
intervention timeline, and recidivism frequency all will be analyzed, with the goal of
evaluating the recidivism rate and the relationship of intervention to recidivism.
Project Lead:
Sharon Schiro, PhD, NC Trauma Registry
TRCC Approval:
May 8, 2006
Host Agency:
NC Trauma Registry
Agency Contact:
Sharon Schiro, PhD, NC Trauma Registry
Notes:
Linking of medical outcome data with crash and citation data.
Status:
Plan in Place, awaiting resources

CCIS – Criminal Court Information System

Description:
The scope for this project encompasses the criminal court’s clerk’s module, which will
replace the Automated Criminal Infraction System (ACIS), the oldest existing AOC system.
Provide the criminal justice community with real-time information. CCIS will provide law
enforcement, courts, and correctional agencies with real-time information, increasing the
effectiveness of public safety efforts. A better informed criminal justice community leads to
safer law enforcement officers and a safer society.
Project Lead:
Ginger Helms, NC AOC
TRCC Approval:
May 8, 2006
Host Agency:
NC AOC
Agency Contact:
Janet Greene, NC AOC
Notes:
If our project becomes fully funded we will be able to have a more aggressive schedule,
expand the project to convert the data from the legacy data base, modify all interfaces, and
change all functionality to go against the enterprise data base
Status:
Project is in place but is not fully funded.

Evaluation of Safe Teens Think First program in Cleveland County

Description:
The Safe Teens Think First program provides information to students in Driver’s Education classes on the risks of unsafe driving. Presenters include the trauma surgeon/trauma medical director and trauma nurse coordinator for Cleveland Memorial Hospital. This course was provided to all of the Cleveland County high schools in 2006. However, the effectiveness of this course has not been studied. If this course can be demonstrated to reduce the number of significant injuries or fatalities in a population at high risk for motor vehicle collisions (MVCs), then this information could be used to pursue funding to continue the course in Cleveland County and to provide this course in other counties.
Project Lead:
Sharon Schiro, PhD, NC Trauma Registry
TRCC Approval:
May 8, 2006
Host Agency:
NC Trauma Registry
Agency Contact:
Sharon Schiro, PhD, NC Trauma Registry
Notes:
This project would involve linking medical outcome and crash records.
Status:
Plan in Place, awaiting resources

Criminal Court Information System (CCIS) Traffic Court Module

Description:
The Traffic Court Project addresses the need to minimize the courtroom’s dependence on
paper and to integrate eCitation® into the courtroom process. The Traffic Court system will
provide for an intuitive and efficient on-line application for the judges, clerks, and district
attorneys to use to process the case in court. This system will use an electronic shuck for
case handling and allow for paperless disposition.
Project Lead:
Ginger Helms, NC AOC
TRCC Approval:
May 8, 2006
Host Agency:
NC AOC
Agency Contact:
Janet Greene, NC AOC
Notes:
Legislative funding has been requested
Status:
Awaiting funding

Criminal Court Information System (CCIS) District Attorney/Public Defender Module

Description:
The scope for this project encompasses replacing the current District Attorney/Public
Defender (DA/PD) Case Management System (CMS) with a web-based, Java and DB2
system. Currently district attorneys and public defenders are hampered because the existing
system is no longer adequate for their needs. The restrictions created by the access databases cause problems with sharing data in multi-county districts. Stand-alone databases are difficult to maintain and backup. Disaster recovery is a responsibility of the local district attorney and public defender offices and is sporadic and often non-existent. It is also not possible to collect statewide statistics from the current system. A focus of this system is DWI tracking. This system will help district attorneys identify and monitor DWI offenders, which leads to more convictions and tougher penalties for habitual offenders.
Project Lead:
Denise Shell, NC AOC
TRCC Approval:
May 8, 2006
Host Agency:
NC AOC
Agency Contact:
Janet Greene, NC AOC
Notes:
Legislative funding has been requested
Status:
Awaiting funding.

AOC NCAWARE – North Carolina Statewide Warrant Repository

Description:
The NCAWARE project is being developed to replace the existing Magistrate System with a
browser-based system written in Java on a DB2 platform, and will be deployed using
Websphere on the enterprise server. NCAWARE will contain all of functionality available
in the current Magistrate System, but will include the addition of Orders for Arrest, Process
Tracking, increased law enforcement functionality and availability, and most importantly, a
paperless citation that can be served by any law enforcement officer in any part of the state.
Project Lead:
Janet Greene, NC AOC
TRCC Approval:
May 8, 2006
Host Agency:
NC AOC
Agency Contact:
Janet Greene, NC AOC
Notes:
Funding needed to continue to pay for existing positions and trainers.
Status:
Project is in place and underway. Funding needed for positions

ePAY Citations

Description:
ePayment for Citations would provide internet users with information on their citations and
allow the user to pay for “waivable” offenses on-line with a credit card.
Project Lead:
Tom Nevlud, NC AOC
TRCC Approval:
May 8, 2006
Host Agency:
NC AOC
Agency Contact:
Janet Greene, NC AOC
Notes:
 
Status:
Awaiting funding.