Transportation Department Teams with Maryland in Bid to Improve Road Safety

“The most dangerous thing people do everyday [sic] is get in their car and drive around,” Michael Pack, director of the University of Maryland’s Center for Advanced Transportation Technology Laboratory. “It’s important that we be making investment decisions that are going to improve the safety and security of those roads based on the most current data possible.”

Using the Maryland data, DOT officials can then “closely estimate the number of actual crashes on roads from the Waze data,” according to the Transportation Department, with busier roads with more Waze users providing the most accurate results.