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1 Strategic Highway Safety Plan Connecting South Dakota and the Nation Welcome

2 Strategic Highway Safety Plan Connecting South Dakota and the Nation How the plan was developed.

3 Strategic Highway Safety Plan Connecting South Dakota and the Nation How the plan was developed. Safety emphasis areas and goals identified by the plan.

4 Strategic Highway Safety Plan Connecting South Dakota and the Nation How the plan was developed. Safety emphasis areas and goals identified by the plan. We got a plan, now what?

5 Strategic Highway Safety Plan Connecting South Dakota and the Nation How the plan was developed. –Office of Project Development given the task in September 2006 to develop a plan, obtain public input and obtain approval by the Governor before October 1, –Failure to complete a plan on time would be the loss of approximately $800,000 in federal funds. –A team of SDDOT employees and a representative from FHWA was assembled to develop the plan.

6 Strategic Highway Safety Plan Connecting South Dakota and the Nation How the plan was developed. –Safety issues developed from the breakout sessions at the 2006 Transportation Safety Conference and issues and goals from the Highway Safety Plan developed by the Governors Office of Highway Safety were used to develop the plan. –A draft plan was distributed for public comment in February. –Governor Rounds approved the plan in September of 2007.

7 Strategic Highway Safety Plan Connecting South Dakota and the Nation Safety emphasis areas: 1. Impaired drivers. (The No. 1 cause of fatal accidents in South Dakota) Goal: Reduce alcohol-related fatalities by 5 percent over five years. Reduce alcohol-related injuries by 5 percent over five years.

8 Strategic Highway Safety Plan Connecting South Dakota and the Nation Safety emphasis areas: 2. Occupant protection. Goal: Increase seat belt use in SD from 71.3% in 2006 to 73% in Increase child safety usage from the 2006 rate of 86.8% to 88%. Increase year-old seat belt use from 60.6% in 2006 to 65% in 2007.

9 Strategic Highway Safety Plan Connecting South Dakota and the Nation Safety emphasis areas: 3.Run off road crashes and head on collisions. Goal: To reduce the number of run off the road crash fatalities by 5% per year,

10 Strategic Highway Safety Plan Connecting South Dakota and the Nation Safety emphasis areas: 4.Preventing crash fatalities and injuries among young drivers. Goal: To reduce fatal and injury crashes in the age group from 2,431 in 2005 by 5% per year for five years,

11 Strategic Highway Safety Plan Connecting South Dakota and the Nation Safety emphasis areas: 5.Speed management. Goal: To reduce the number of speeding drivers involved in injury and fatal crashes by 5% over 5 years

12 Strategic Highway Safety Plan Connecting South Dakota and the Nation Safety emphasis areas: 6.Emergency response services. Goal: To move to Web-based data collection software that is easy for ambulance services to use. To mandate that all hospitals in SD collect and report data on trauma patients with a trauma registry.

13 Strategic Highway Safety Plan Connecting South Dakota and the Nation Safety emphasis areas: 7.Preventing deer-auto crashes. Goal: To evaluate a possible solution to deer-auto collisions, with the ultimate goal of reducing these collisions.

14 Strategic Highway Safety Plan Connecting South Dakota and the Nation Safety emphasis areas: 8.Improving data collection. Goal: To improve the completeness and accuracy of crash data reported to the DPS from the nine reservations through research of current practices and proposed improvements.

15 Strategic Highway Safety Plan Connecting South Dakota and the Nation Safety emphasis areas: 9.Improving data analysis. Goal: To bring together all available data sources when analyzing crashes and considering countermeasures.

16 Strategic Highway Safety Plan Connecting South Dakota and the Nation We got a plan, now what?


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