Micro Traffic Record System
MTRS software provides an analysis of selected elements of the Virginia Crash Report FR300 and produce a variety of reports. MTRS analyzes elements such as crash locations, time of day, day of week, severity, type of vehicle, age of driver, driver's action, alcohol involvement and surface conditions. A clear picture or profile of the locality is provided to the administrator from reports of this analysis. The software examines the compiled information and identifies those characteristics of the crashes that are over-represented or above the average. The system then reports those over-represented characteristics. The custom report function tracks variables such as commercial motor vehicle or the age of those injured in the crash.
A high-crash location list can be generated and each location can then be selected for individual analysis to reveal those characteristics most likely to be present when crashes are occurring. It is this capability that helps with the administrator's decision-making process, allowing the administrator to take enforcement action where it will most likely produce an impact.
Additionally, MTRS tracks summons written within the locality. Similar to the crash analysis, the summons data are analyzed to provide a variety of reports, including a listing of high summons locations that can be reviewed by a variety of variables such as violation type, time of day, day of week and officer badge numbers. These data are valuable to the administrator in tracking activity — especially if resources were deployed to those locations for enforcing specific violations/behaviors that are causing crashes.
MTRS is supported though grants from the Department of Motor Vehicles and the TSTC. It is provided as no cost to any Virginia agency wishing to obtain the software.