Unveiling Updated SHSP Dashboards

July 28, 2021

Baton Rouge, LA - The Center for Analytics & Research in Transportation Safety (CARTS) is pleased to announce that updates to various SHSP dashboards are now available on the Louisiana Crash Data Reports website.

CARTS Business Analytics Manager, David Whitchurch, and his staff spent several months working with focus groups of stakeholders to improve the user experience. As a result, the crash, person, driver, and vulnerable users (formerly bike pedestrian) dashboards now feature a more modern layout and new animations. The new and improved dashboards allow users to view smaller dashboards within each main dashboard. Users can apply the same filters from the old layout, but display less visualizations at one time. This, and a new color scheme (which remains accessible to users with color vision deficiency), better serves users by assisting them with finding the data they need more quickly and clearly.

To facilitate the deployment of the updates, CARTS SHSP Outreach Coordinator, Jeannine Childers, led two web-based training sessions in May. Training focused on the newly updated dashboards, as well as on the Louisiana Emphasis Area Selection and Target Setting Dashboards. The purpose of the training was to promote accuracy in dashboard usage and to enhance awareness and users' understanding of crash data and trends. Over 40 stakeholders, including the state's nine SHSP regional safety coalition coordinators and emphasis area team leaders, attended.

To view the new dashboards, visit the Louisiana Crash Data Reports website, and select “SHSP Reports” from the grey menu on the left, or visit datareports.lsu.edu/shsps.aspx.


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