NHTSA Announces $350 Million for Upgraded Data Collection Systems

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently issued a press release about the announcement of $350 million available in grant money for states to upgrade data collection systems. According to the NHTSA, this new program is being funded under Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, and states, territories and tribes are being invited to apply for grants to upgrade and standardize their crash data systems to enable full electronic data transfer to the NHTSA.  

Additionally, under this new program, states will be able to conduct interstate data sharing and improve accuracy, timeliness and accessibility of fatality data, including data about cyclists, pedestrians and other vulnerable roadway users. Making data available to other states and the NHTSA quicker and more efficiently is the goal.  

U.S. Car Crash Data and Statistics  

Officials with the NHTSA are hoping these grants can help to make state data available quicker. This means that motor vehicle safety professionals can use the information faster in their efforts to improve the roads. They will be able to determine what measures are working and what measures aren’t, in as close to real time as possible. This will help to expedite rulemakings, consumer education campaigns, research and other roadway safety strategies.  

At this time, applications for grants are due by May 1, 2024, and the NHTSA plans to award the grants to those selected states by the end of the year. The grant funding is available to all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, the Northern Mariana Islands and the Secretary of the Interior acting on behalf of an Indian tribe.  

Car Accidents in Southern California  

After a car accident, it’s important to speak with a Personal Injury lawyer about your case. A lawyer can fight to get you the compensation you deserve after any injury accident to pay for medical bills, lost wages and other expenses associated with your injuries.  

If you have been injured or if you have lost a loved one in a car accident in San Diego or anywhere in Southern California, contact the skilled and proven team at Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, Inc. at 1.800.GO.HARRIS for a free case consultation today.