Virginia puts traffic accident data online

A new interactive database of traffic accident data in Virginia will give residents, researchers and public safety advocates a better idea of conditions on the commonwealth's roads, Government Technology reports.

Virginia's Department of Motor Vehicles is making its Traffic Records Electronic Data System available to the public online. It will consolidate traffic accident data that was previously available separately from several different agencies, GovTech reports.

The interactive nature of the data could also make it easier for researchers to spot accident trends, thus allowing public safety resources to be increased in areas of more dangerous traffic conditions.

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