December 4, 2012 (Santee) - On November 1, 2012, the City of Santee started work to upgrade the City’s collision analysis software. Funding for this program was provided by a $34,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The project will upgrade the City’s traffic collision analysis software to improve efficiency in collision data collection, analysis, and ultimately improve traffic safety. The grant will assist in efforts to deal with traffic safety problems and to reduce the number of persons killed and injured in traffic collisions.
“Despite the recent increases, California’s roadways are still very much safer than they were before 2006,” said OTS Director Christopher J. Murphy. “This equipment can be the difference between life and death in rural communities throughout California.”
Additionally, the grant will allow a more efficient turnaround time for the processing of collision reports, and allow the Sheriff Department to be able to send collision reports to the City electronically, dramatically reducing turnaround time.
The project is anticipated to be completed by November 2013.