Beginning in 1992, the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI) began producing the Michigan Traffic Crash Facts (MTCF) publication for the Office of Highway Safety Planning. Now, 30 years later, UMTRI is preparing to produce the 2022 edition of MTCF. UMTRI developed the MTCF website, MichiganTrafficCrashFacts.org, in 2004, and the Data Query Tool was added to the website in 2006.
MTCF is a five-time winner of the “Best Traffic Records Web Page” award presented by the Association of Transportation Safety Information Professionals. In 2020, the Governor’s Traffic Safety Advisory Commission (GTSAC) honored MTCF with the “Richard H. Austin Long Term Service Award” for its contributions and commitment to traffic safety efforts in Michigan.