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, and analyzing crash data
captured from law enforcement agencies throughout the state of Louisiana. This data
is used to perform many research studies and produce an annual fact book each year.
These publications are used by decision makers in setting policies and selecting
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 Louisiana
Crash Data 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.
Digital Dashboards and Geographical Information Systems (GIS) projects are being
developed to display data in a visual manner, helping to make the data more meaningful.
These projects are made possible through a grant provided by the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development.