2021 Crash Reports due February 28
January 31, 2022
Baton Rouge, LA - This is the last call for 2021 crash reports! Please send in 2021 crash reports that have not been submitted as soon as possible. All reports, whether paper or electronic, must be submitted no later than Monday, February 28, 2022.
The Center for Analytics & Research in Transportation Safety (CARTS) must have these reports as soon as possible in order to close the database and run queries to correct any issues before printing the yearly fact book of data for the state. Traffic crash reports are essential to identify locations that experience problems, both in the roadway and behavioral sense. The sooner a problem can be identified, the faster the State can implement countermeasures. Additionally, this data is used to secure federal and state funding for highway safety grants and highway construction projects.
If any agency is still investigating a severe and/or fatal crash that will not be ready by February 28, please notify CARTS immediately at firstname.lastname@example.org so that they can account for any reports missing or not received by the deadline.
NOTE: Be advised that paper reports and electronic reports via the old system will no longer be accepted by the state once the rollout of Louisiana eCrash has been completed later this year. Transition to Louisiana eCrash is mandatory as prescribed by LRS 32:398, and agencies are encouraged to begin the transition process as early as possible. Begin the transition by visiting the Onboarding page in the eCrash section of the CARTS website.
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.
Center for Analytics & Research in Transportation Safety