Welcome to the Highway Safety Research Group (HSRG) website. HSRG is a division of the Information Systems and Decision Sciences Department (ISDS) within the E. J. Ourso College of Business at Louisiana State University.
HSRG is responsible for collecting, maintaining, storing, analyzing, and distributing crash related data captured from law enforcement and other agencies throughout the state of Louisiana. This data is used to perform many research studies and produce an annual fact book. These publications are used by decision makers in setting policies, projects, and programs to improve the safety of our state's roadways.
Traffic records and traffic safety data are important! The support of gathering, processing, and reporting all data pertaining to traffic safety activities in an accurate and timely fashion is the primary objective of HSRG. Please visit the ‘Data Reports’ section of our website for crash statistics in Louisiana.
HSRG also provides software development and support for information innovations used by law enforcement agencies around the state. The ‘LACRASH’ program is used to capture electronic crash reporting information in an accurate and timely manner. Business Intelligence, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and Data Infographics are projects being developed at the HSRG to have the data more accessible, display the data in a more visual manner, and make the data more meaningful.
These projects are made possible through a grant provided by the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development.