Centralised System for Road Accident, Safety and Hazard Studies (CRASH),

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Abstract

In recent years, efforts made to expand the analytical features of road information system with spatial component by integrating Geographic Information Systems (GIS) capabilities. One of the continuing goals of applying the GIS into road safety research is to encourage the relevant departments of transportation and metropolitan planning organizations to explore the capabilities of GIS-based road safety analysis tools and to adapt those ideas and applications to fit their particular needs.
The main advantage of applying GIS for road safety is its ability to access and analyze spatially distributed data with respect to its actual spatial location overlaid on the base map of the area of coverage that allows analysis not possible with the other data base management system.
This CRASH Database contains information that will be the basis of studies and research conducted in MIROS that will enable analyses and policies to be based on scientific data. The Database will increase ease of data sharing among departments for design and implementation of road safety measures. Data will be organized systematically and be readily available for constant updates / maintenance of accident information by a multi-disciplinary team.
The Traffic Branch of Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) will benefit from analysis conducted by MIROS based on the analyzed data within the Database. As accident data providers, PDRM can benefit from information translated through the Database system by effective means of enforcement and implementation.
Indirectly, other Organizations collaborating with MIROS will benefit from this Database due to use of Malaysian accident data as basis of all analysis and policies. There will be an increase in ability to integrate and contrast/compare with information from worldwide due to the use of internationally renowned methods and software.


for more info please visit http://miros.gov.my

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