Motor vehicle deaths in the U.S. have decreased drastically over the years, but law enforcement agencies around the country and still trying to figure out way to prevent as many accidents as possible.
The Tennessee Highway Patrol has turned to “sophisticated analytic software” in an attempt to reduce traffic accidents and fatalities, according to TheIACPblog.org.
The Crash Reduction Analyzing Statistical History program—or C.R.A.S.H.—helps predict where and when traffic accidents are most likely to occur, so highway patrol teams can be deployed to trouble spots ahead of time and head off potential crashes or offer immediate assistance in cases where accidents do occur.
Funded by federal grants, the system analyzes data on everything from weather patterns and accident histories to special events and home football schedules to help pinpoint likely problems. And thanks to IBM SPSS Predictive Analytics technology, the program has achieved a 72 percent accuracy rate in its first six months.
The Tennessee Highway Patrol will be holding a free seminar about the new C.R.A.S.H. program on Thursday, Sept. 18, at 2 p.m. Those interested in attending must register at Event.On24.com.
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