Traffic Records Coordinating Committee
The Georgia Traffic Records Coordinating Committee (TRCC) was created for the purpose of having the top executives of all state agencies and other stakeholders in highway safety collaborate to set policies and guidelines for the future of the TRCC and Georgia's traffic records systems.
The TRCC is comprised of an executive level and an operational level (referred to as the TRCC Technical Committee) as recommended by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in the Georgia Traffic Records Assessment. This structure allows a working group of highway safety professionals to identify issues and potential collaborations and forward them to the executive level for policymaking and priority setting.
One major accomplishment of the TRCC has been the development and implementation of the Georgia Electronic Accident Reporting System (GEARS). This system has, over the last five years, moved the creation and transmission of crash reports from a paper system to an electronic format. Currently over 90 percent of crash reports are transmitted from law enforcement agencies to the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT), resulting in a crash database that is more accurate, complete and timely.
Another highlight of the TRCC is its support of the Crash Outcome Data Evaluation System (CODES) project. CODES is a research project designed to depict the overall impact of crashes by linking databases to analyze traffic crashes and their outcomes. CODES links crash reports, EMS reports and hospital records.
For more information on Georgia's Traffic Records Coordinating Committee, contact 404-656-6996.