THP uses pilot program to increase traffic safety

By: AP
By: AP

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Highway Patrol is testing a software system that aims to increase the safety of motorists and decrease the number of crashes.

The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports the agency has been piloting a system called Crash Reduction Analyzing Statistical History, or CRASH, over the last six months. The software helps analysts predict the spots where crashes are likely to occur.

The system has been accurate about three-fourths of the time in the six months that THP has been using it. The agency has also started a model aimed at predicting when and where to find intoxicated drivers.

Tennessee Highway Patrol Colonel Tracy Trott said it's too soon to determine the effectiveness of the program, but noted that traffic fatalities have decreased by 5.5 percent this year.

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