History

History

ATSIP is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization with a mission to further the development and sharing of traffic records system procedures, tools, and to promote professionalism in the field of traffic records. Over the years, we have evolved over time, technology, and adapted to changing need.

Timeline

Click through the years from the early 1900s to the present day to discover more of ATSIP's beginnings.

1913
1915
1917
1922
1930
1932
1941
1956
1965
1970
1973
1975
1977
1978
1979
1980
1984
1991
1996
2001

1913

National Safety Council (NSC) created.

1915

Accident statistics committee created within the NSC to study the preparation of accident data.

1917

The Public Safety Division of the NSC, included a statistical committee that was responsible for developing report forms for accidents on public highways, as well as for accidents involving water transportation and aircraft, those occurring in buildings and other structures, and accidents connected with recreation.

1922

NSC produced the first forms for reporting public accidents, including motor vehicle traffic accidents.

1930

The Public Safety Division became the Street and Highways Section. An accident records committee was formed that continued to develop recording procedures until 1957. Committee members included traffic records personnel from most states.

1932

NSC developed its National Traffic Safety Contest, a group of 25 national organizations banded together to assist in developing a standardized procedure for recording traffic accident statistics. This group, the National Conference on Uniform Traffic Accident Statistics, developed the contest’s report forms, evaluation schedules, and scoring systems.

1941

The Conference formulated a manual on accident classification.

1956

The Conference was invited to join the NSC as a committee within the Traffic Conference. In this capacity it continued to guide the NSC and served as an advisory group on the Annual Inventory of Traffic Activities-Accident Records, which replaced the traffic safety content in 1958.

1965

The Committee on Uniform Traffic Accident Statistics was replaced by the Traffic Accident Data (TAD) Project Steering Committee which was dedicated to updating record-keeping in all states and cities.

1970

The TAD Committee developed the Manual on Classification of Motor Vehicle Traffic Accidents, which came into effect as the American National Standard Institute’s (ANSI) D16.1 committee.

1973

The TAD Committee decided that its steering role was no longer needed and that the records field would be better served if administrators were gathered in a body that would allow exchange of ideas. Thus, the Traffic Records Committee was formed. Many of the objectives in 1973 are still the pillars of the Association today.

1975

Members were active in various ANSI subcommittees preparing the first Data Element Dictionary for Traffic Records Systems (ANSI) D20.1, reference book allowing states to standardize their data on accidents, roadways, drivers, vehicles, and other elements of the traffic scene.

1977

The committee voted to reduce the maximum time span for traffic fatalities from 12 months to 90 days between the time of the accident and the death of the victim.

1978

ANSI D20 dictionary was adopted at the Fourth National Forum on Traffic Records Systems in Rochester, New York, in 1978. The committee began revision of its governing rules to formally recognize a three-region concept – east, central, and west – to ensure truly representative participation on the committee, and to rotate the location of the forum each year among the regions.

1979

Maximum time span of 3 months for a fatality was adopted as an ANSI standard.

1980

At the sixth forum, held in 1980 in Dallas, Texas, three revisions to the governing rules were approved which still shape the Association today. The three-region concept was embodied, the annual meeting and election of officers and executive board members was changed to coincide with the date of the international forum, and lastly, the rules provided for a chairman, first vice chairman, and second vice chairman, each from a different region.

1984

At the tenth forum in Orlando, record-keepers facing the age of the microcomputer had a chance to try out the newest hardware as well as hear about the latest developments from distinguished experts.

1991

Creation of the National Agenda for the improvement of highway safety information systems began.

1996

National Agenda presented. The six goals which comprise the broad framework for the National Agenda are as applicable today as they were 15 years ago. In condensed form the goals are: 1) Appreciation of the Value of Information, 2) Coordination of the Collection, Management, and Use of Data, 3) Integration of Programs with Information Systems, 4) Resources to Make the Appropriate Technology Choices, 5) Training in Methods Appropriate for Evaluation, and 6) Standards for Information Systems.

2001

The proposal for the Traffic Records Committee to become the Association of Highway Safety Information Professionals (AHSIP) was presented to the NSC’s Highway Traffic Safety Division during the National Safety Congress in 2001.

ATSIP Forum Locations

ATSIP Presidents

30th - Nashville, Tennessee (2004)
29th - Denver, Colorado (2003)
28th - Orlando, Florida (2002)
27th - New Orleans, Louisiana (2001)
26th - Portland, Oregon (2000)
25th - Danvers (1999)
24th - Minneapolis (1998)
23rd - Tucson (1997)
22nd - Philadelphia (1996)
21st - Milwaukee (1995)
20th - Tucson (1994)
19th - Arlington (1993)
18th - New Orleans (1992)
17th - Portland (1991)
16th - Bal Harbour (1990)

15th - El Paso (1989)
14th - San Diego (1988)
13th - Williamsburg (1987)
12th - Lexington (1986)
11th - Reno (1985)
10th - Orlando (1984)
9th - St. Paul (1983)
8th - Las Vegas (1982)
7th - St. Petersburg (1981)
6th - Dallas (1980)
5th - Scottsdale (1979)
4th - Rochester (1978)
3rd - Memphis (1977)
2nd - St. Louis (1976)
1st - New Orleans (1974)

2019-2020: Chris Osbourn
2018-2019: Cory Hutchison
2017-2018: Kathleen Haney
2016-2017: Allen Parrish
2015-2016: Tim Kerrns
2014-2015: Cynthia Burch
2013-2014: Nils King
2012-2013: Marty Pollock
2010–2012: Hadi Shirazi
2008–2010: Bob Rasmussen
2007–2008: Joan Vecchi
2006–2007: Tom Steele / Dave Bozak
2005–2006: Jim Davis
2004–2005: Robert Scopatz

2003–2004: Dan Magri
2002–2003: Larry Holestine
2001–2002: Dave Bozak
2000–2001: Richard D. Paddock
1999–2000: Creighton W. Miller
1998–1999: Mark L. Edwards
1997–1998: Robert L. Thompson
1996–1997: Stephanie Olson
1995–1996: David Mosley
1994–1995: Barbara H. DeLucia
1993–1994: Frances Bannowsky
1992–1993: Phyllis E. Young
1991–1992: James G. Templeton
1990-1991: Don D. Hinton

1989-1990: Clayton E. Hatch
1988-1989: Judy L. Froseth
1987-1988: Joyce Emery
1986-1987: Fred F. Small
1985-1986: Howard B. Graff
1984-1985: Russell R. Fleming
1983-1984: Benjamin V. Chatfield
1982-1983: Larry G. Karsten
1980-1982: Larry Wort
1978-1980: John J. Zogby
1976-1978: Clarence W. Mosher
1975-1976: Donald W. Reinfurt
1973-1975: A. Dewey Jordan

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