The City of San Ramon has been awarded a $38,000 grant for a new traffic collision and
software database system. The grant was awarded in August 2012, and the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration provides funding. The grant-funded software will aid in identifying patterns in traffic crashes and identifying areas in need of safety improvements to reduce future crashes and deaths.
Many agencies in the Bay Area have improved their ability to spot and react appropriately to collision trends through the use of automated traffic records software. The Office of Traffic Safety funds will be used to acquire such a system for the City of San Ramon. The software will be customized to the City’s needs. It is expected to improve efficiency of data input and management of traffic collision reports. Other features include: A graphic display of collision information to assist in spotting individual problems— the locations as well as corridor trends, the ability to generate automated location-specific collision history diagrams (needed for engineering studies, complaint investigations, and grant applications), the capability of providing corridor collision studies (needed for traffic signal timing, studies, and grant applications), the enhanced accessibility of collision and speed survey data by the City, enhanced customized reporting capabilities, and the ability to electronically transmit collision reports to the Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System.
The new software will be used primarily by the City’s Police, Community Development, and Engineering Services departments. Preliminary work needed to procure and deploy the new software has already begun, and is expected to be completed in the summer of 2013.