ITD bids farewell to Susan Mulkey

Collecting highway safety data looked far different in 1995 than today. That’s when Susan Mulkey, crash data supervisor, began working for ITD’s Office of Highway Safety and all motor vehicle crash reports were mailed to the department.

Since then, movement of crash-report data shifted from mailboxes to computers, and Mulkey was instrumental to the entire process including developing training programs for law enforcement.

Members of ITD’s Office of Highway Safety bid farewell to Susan last week.

Her accomplishments include receiving the FARS (Fatality Analysis Reporting System) Service Award in 2003 for her dedication to the promotion of FARS and accurate data. She participated on the Traffic Records Coordinating Committee (TRCC), Strategic Highway Safety Plan and the Highway Safety Program Team.

Mulkey coordinated the recent addition of Model Minimum Uniform Crash Criteria (MMUCC) data elements with law enforcement partners from state, city and county governments, as well as Highway Safety.

When the new version of IMPACT (Idaho Mobile Program for Accident Collection) was rolled out, she spearheaded the creation and deployment of a training video. She also worked with a contract programmer to rewrite a new version of CIRCA (Crash Information Retrieval Collection and Analysis), the internal processing of electronic crash reports submitted by law enforcement.

Photo: Brent Jennings, manager of the Office of Highway Safety, presented Susan Mulkey with a photo plaque as she embarked on retirement adventures.

Published 1-20-2012