DamageWise Program

Event Date: November 12, 2012
Example of DamageWise tag
Jay Lytle and Dan Brassard (left and center) of INDOT with Boone County Sheriff Ken Campbell at the 2012 Purdue Road School for a session discussing the DamageWise program.
Each year, approximately 4,000 drivers damage infrastructure located along Indiana highways. This infrastructure includes guardrails, cable barriers, crash attenuators, lighting structures, signs, bridges, culverts, fences, traffic signals, pavement, and roadway drainage.

INDOT deployed a state-wide crash damage tagging, management, and invoicing system that associates crash-damaged infrastructure to a police crash report and seeks reimbursement.

Awards Received
2012 AASHTO President’s Award for Performance Excellence (Read More)
2012 Governor’s Public Service Award (Read More)
2013 Governor’s INnovation Award

The DamageWise program was initiated by INDOT based on JTRP research recommendations from SPR-3411 “Recovering Full Repair Costs of INDOT Infrastructure Damaged by Motor Vehicle Crashes.”  For more information, download the full report available online.

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