What is MIRE?

Safety data are a key element to sound decisions on the design and operation of roadways. MIRE, the Model Inventory of Roadway Elements, is a recommended listing of roadway inventory and traffic elements critical to safety management. MIRE provides a data dictionary with definitions and attributes for each listed element. Over the past decade, efforts to develop a model and minimum set of good crash data elements have resulted in the Model Minimum Uniform Crash Criteria (MMUCC) which has become the de facto standard for crash data variables. MIRE was developed as a companion to MMUCC — intended to serve as the recommended de facto standard for roadway and traffic data. [read more]