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Notice of Intent to award additional funds to the Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) for the Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) Program

January 3, 2019 - The Executive Office of Public Safety and Security/Office of Grants & Research/Highway Safety Division (EOPSS/OGR/HSD) plans to award an additional $77,400 in federal National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) funds to the RMV to continue its FARS Program. This is the third year of a five-year, $410,000 NHTSA cooperative agreement award to EOPSS/OGR/HSD for the FARS Program. This funding will help achieve the following objectives:

  • Provide for the collection and transmission of specific data on all reportable traffic fatalities from Massachusetts to NHTSA/FARS;
  • Provide for the collection and transmission of specific data on all reportable crash data from Massachusetts identified under other collection activities to NHTSA/FARS;
  • Report and/or transmit crash information within specified time frames to NHTSA/FARS;
  • Encourage the use of the collected data by members of the traffic and motor vehicle safety community as important resources for decision-making, policy development, and evaluation.

The day-to-day work of the FARS Program in Massachusetts is the responsibility of the RMV’s FARS Unit.  This unit works closely with other sections of the RMV as well as federal, state, and local governmental agencies involved with the traffic records systems for Massachusetts. The RMV receives no state appropriations to provide these services.

Based on the availability of federal funds, the period to which these funds will be applied is anticipated to start on or about January 18, 2019 and run through December 31, 2019.

Please submit any comments by January 17, 2019 to Mr. Brook Chipman at brook.chipman@mass.gov.

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