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1 AASHTO Strategic Highway Safety Plan AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF STATE HIGHWAY AND TRANSPORTATION OFFICIALS

2 STRATEGIC HIGHWAY SAFETY PLAN The Problem - Today Highway deaths 43,443 in 2005 The fatality rate is unacceptably high: 1.47 deaths per 100 million VMT

3 STRATEGIC HIGHWAY SAFETY PLAN The Problem – Tomorrow 70 of every 100 will be injured in a crash during their lifetimes…some more than once. Of every 90 children born this year… One will die violently in a highway crash during his/her lifetime.

4 STRATEGIC HIGHWAY SAFETY PLAN The Goal Reduce the incidence and severity of motor vehicle crashes. Lower the rate to not more than 1 fatality per 100 million VMT And…

5 STRATEGIC HIGHWAY SAFETY PLAN Save Lives Reduce the highway death rate by one-third. Prevent 9,000 deaths each year in traffic crashes.

6 STRATEGIC HIGHWAY SAFETY PLAN Added Benefit to Society Drive down the costs to society of motor vehicle crashes. Total economic cost of roadway crashes: $230 billion a year.

7 STRATEGIC HIGHWAY SAFETY PLAN How Can We Do It? Involve all agencies with a safety mission Engineers, law enforcement, EMS, licensing, judiciary, behavioral Establish Integrated Safety Management Process Identify Significant Safety Problems Focus on road users, highway, vehicle, environment, and management system Launch Coordinated Attack on Problems

8 STRATEGIC HIGHWAY SAFETY PLAN Driving Down Fatalities TOOLS FOR LIFE THE PLAN Cost-effective Proven Strategies Innovation

9 STRATEGIC HIGHWAY SAFETY PLAN Strategic Highway Safety Plan Created with input from a wide range of public and private sector national safety experts in driver, vehicle and highway issues.

10 STRATEGIC HIGHWAY SAFETY PLAN Contributors to the Strategic Plan American Association of Retired Persons American Traffic Safety Services Assn. Transportation Research Board Bicycle Federation of America General Motors Corp. Academia American Road and Transportation Builders Association Insurance Industry Roadway Safety Foundation Railroad Industry Private Sector Consultants U.S. Department of Transportation States and Counties Mothers Against Drunk Driving National Safety Council Insurance Institute for Highway Safety American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials American Automobile Association Traffic Safety Foundation Governors Highway Safety Association American Trucking Associations American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators National Transportation Safety Board

11 STRATEGIC HIGHWAY SAFETY PLAN AASHTO Strategic Highway Safety Plan A Comprehensive Plan to Substantially Reduce Vehicle-Related Fatalities and Injuries on the Nations Highways

12 STRATEGIC HIGHWAY SAFETY PLAN What the Plan Focuses On A comprehensive approach: Drivers Other Users Vehicles Highways Emergency Medical Services Management

13 STRATEGIC HIGHWAY SAFETY PLAN Emphasis Areas & Strategies 22 key emphasis areas and more than 90 strategies, with emphasis on  Existing, cost-effective strategies  Enhancements to improve effectiveness of existing programs  Major and emerging safety categories Integration of effort is the key

14 STRATEGIC HIGHWAY SAFETY PLAN DRIVERS 8 Emphasis Areas Instituting GDL for young drivers Ensuring drivers are fully licensed and competent Sustaining proficiency in older drivers Curbing aggressive driving Reducing impaired driving Increasing driver safety awareness Increasing safety belt use and improving air bag effectiveness Keeping drivers alert

15 STRATEGIC HIGHWAY SAFETY PLAN Special USERS 2 Emphasis areas Make Walking and Street Crossing Safer Ensuring Safer Bicycle Travel

16 STRATEGIC HIGHWAY SAFETY PLAN VEHICLES 3 Emphasis Areas Improving Motorcycle Safety Making Truck Travel Safer Increasing Safety Enhancements in Vehicles

17 STRATEGIC HIGHWAY SAFETY PLAN HIGHWAYS 6 Emphasis Areas Reducing vehicle-train collisions Keeping vehicles on the roadway Minimizing consequences of leaving the roadway Improving design and operation of highway intersections Reducing head-on and across-median collisions Designing safer work zones

18 STRATEGIC HIGHWAY SAFETY PLAN Emergency Medical Services 1 Emphasis Area Enhancing emergency medical capabilities to increase survivability

19 STRATEGIC HIGHWAY SAFETY PLAN Management 2 Emphasis Area Improving Information and Decision Support Systems Creating More Effective Processes and Safety Management Systems

20 STRATEGIC HIGHWAY SAFETY PLAN Moving Toward the Goal Significantly reducing crashes, deaths, injuries, and lost resources will require: Deployment of existing and innovative cost-effective strategies Comprehensive, team-based approach New emphasis on emerging safety categories A process for integrating and coordinating efforts

21 STRATEGIC HIGHWAY SAFETY PLAN Driving Down Fatalities TOOLS FOR LIFE THE PROCESS Comprehensive Approach to Maximize Road Safety

22 STRATEGIC HIGHWAY SAFETY PLAN Integrated Safety Management Process Comprehensive approach Cuts across organizational boundaries Promotes cooperation Guides plan development Establish a death reduction goal

23 STRATEGIC HIGHWAY SAFETY PLAN Developing a Comprehensive Plan Four hallmarks of a Comprehensive Highway Safety Plan: Data driven Collaborative Comprehensive Management NCHRP Report 501 is an excellent guide

24 STRATEGIC HIGHWAY SAFETY PLAN Working Together Is Key Advantages of an Integrated Safety Management Process New insights—relationships between organizations and functions Helps participants see the “bigger picture” Pooled resources Sheds light on inefficiencies Interaction between participants

25 STRATEGIC HIGHWAY SAFETY PLAN Driving Down Fatalities TOOLS FOR LIFE IMPLEMENTATION GUIDES Blueprints for a Safer Future

26 STRATEGIC HIGHWAY SAFETY PLAN NCHRP Report 500 Series Developed by recognized safety experts. Latest research and demonstration results. Identifies strategies to address problem areas. Provide process for implementing guides

27 STRATEGIC HIGHWAY SAFETY PLAN 17 Emphasis Area Guides Now Available Run-Off-Road Head-On Trees in Hazardous Locations Unsignalized Intersections Unlicensed Driver Suspended/Revoked Aggressive Driving Horizontal Curves Utility Poles

28 STRATEGIC HIGHWAY SAFETY PLAN 17 Emphasis Area Guides Now Available Older Drivers Pedestrians Seat Belt Use Signalized Intersections Heavy Trucks Alcohol Impaired Drivers Work Zones Rural Emergency Management Services Distracted/Fatigued Drivers

29 STRATEGIC HIGHWAY SAFETY PLAN Scheduled for Late 2006 Early 2007 Motorcyclists Head-on Crashes on Freeways Young Drivers Bicyclists Speed Data

30 STRATEGIC HIGHWAY SAFETY PLAN Strategic Highway Safety Plan TOOLS FOR LIFE THE SELF ASSESSMENT TOOL

31 STRATEGIC HIGHWAY SAFETY PLAN Self Assessment Tool Determine level of implementation of SHSP Flexible, adaptable to different types of agencies Quick, easy, inexpensive Promotes cooperative assessment of problems Helps agencies judge how to focus or re-direct safety activities

32 STRATEGIC HIGHWAY SAFETY PLAN What Difference Will It Make? Widespread implementation of the Strategic Highway Safety Plan can result in: 9,000 fewer deaths each year More than 300,000 fewer serious injuries $20 billion or more savings in societal costs of crashes

33 STRATEGIC HIGHWAY SAFETY PLAN Achieving ‘1.0’… What It Will Take? Stretching our effort. A new way of going about our business. Dramatic cultural changes in 4 areas:  How we approach the problem  How we use available resources  How innovative we allow ourselves to be  How well we field a safety “team”

34 STRATEGIC HIGHWAY SAFETY PLAN What Approach is Needed? Focus on reducing fatalities and serious injuries Evidence-based deployment of strategies System improvements Keying on cost effective improvements

35 STRATEGIC HIGHWAY SAFETY PLAN Focusing on High Payoff Strategies Core  Lane Departures  Intersections  Safety Belt Use  Alcohol  Speed Enforcement  Young Driver Desirable  Pedestrian Safety  Older Drivers  Trucks  Bicyclist  Repeat Offenders  Rural EMS

36 STRATEGIC HIGHWAY SAFETY PLAN To Sum It Up… Develop and implement comprehensive, performance- based plans Identify and work toward fatality reduction goal Address both state and local road problems Deploy low-cost, targeted, systematic and cost-effective strategies Make use of innovative solutions and strategies Work with local officials and planning partners Use Available Resources What we need to:

37 STRATEGIC HIGHWAY SAFETY PLAN Strategic Highway Safety Plan TOOLS FOR LIFE Strategic Highway Safety Plan


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