2020 Louisiana Crash Data Report Now Available

November 5, 2021

BATON ROUGE - The Center for Analytics & Research in Transportation Safety (CARTS) is pleased to announce that its newest annual fact book is now available.

The 2020 Louisiana Traffic Records Data Report is a compilation of charts and statistics prepared by Dr. Helmut Schneider, the Executive Director of CARTS. This report covers crash trends and emphasis areas such as level of severity, weather and roadway conditions, age, and occupant protection; it also offers a look at some trends over a multi-year period.

Dr. Schneider recently presented an overview of this report in a virtual briefing sponsored by the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission. His annual report offered updates and explanations of trends in crashes, fatalities, and injuries, and offered some insight on the Covid-19 Lockdown Effect.

Both the fact book and Dr. Schneider's presentation is available online at CARTS' data reports website under special reports.


The Center for Analytics & Research in Transportation Safety (CARTS) is responsible for collecting, maintaining, integrating, analyzing and distributing crash-related data captured from law enforcement and other agencies throughout the State of Louisiana. CARTS utilizes this data to develop business intelligence (BI) and GIS tools, perform research studies and produce an annual factbook. These tools and publications are used by decision-makers to identify potential problem areas, create countermeasures, set policies, and establish programs to improve the safety of our roadways in Louisiana. CARTS is a center within the E. J. Ourso College of Business at LSU.


Contact: CARTS (carts@lsu.edu)

Center for Analytics & Research in Transportation Safety