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1 Transportation leadership you can trust. Comprehensive Highway Safety Plan presented by Duane Williams, MDT Carol Strizich, MDT Missoula, Montana February 6, 2007

2 2 The Vision… All Highway Users in Montana Arrive Safely at Their Destinations

3 3 Comprehensive Highway Safety Plan What is a CHSP Why do we need one What does it take Who is involved What does the data tell us What are the Goals Emphasis areas Plan Implementation Process

4 4 What is a Comprehensive Highway Safety Plan (CHSP)? A Plan to address the State’s highway safety needs and reduce the number of crashes and their consequences. The plan must be data driven and comprehensive in nature.

5 5 Why do we Need a Comprehensive Highway Safety Plan? TranPlan 21 - Montana’s Statewide Multimodal Transportation Policy Plan – 2002 Update Established Safety Goals for the Department Policy Goal: Reduce the number and severity of crashes on Montana’s roadways Policy Goal: Establish and maintain high-level statewide interagency coordination to improve traveler safety and develop and agenda for action. SAFETEA-LU Requirement

6 6 Why do we Need a Comprehensive Highway Safety Plan? Establish specific, quantifiable safety-related goals, objectives and performance measures relevant to travel on Montana’s highways Address issues at all levels of jurisdiction with specific attention to local and tribal entities Establish a mechanism for interagency coordination with respect to issues of safety and develop the necessary partnering process Provide a strategic implementation plan with short, mid and long-term action items, including action items which can be incorporated into MDT’s plans and programs and those of other state and local agencies with functional responsibilities relevant to highway safety.

7 7 What Does It Take? Collaboration and Coordination Working with all appropriate stakeholders with a vested interest in each safety area Data Driven Decision Making Continual analysis of data to direct and focus efforts Comprehensive Strategies Efforts need to include education, enforcement, engineering and emergency services elements

8 8 Coordinated Planning

9 9 Comprehensive Approach Highway safety problems are complex 4 E’s - Engineering, education, enforcement and emergency services Often times it is a combination of these that make the difference

10 10 Who does it involve Local, State and Federal Agencies Tribal governments Safety Stakeholders and people with an interest or expertise in transportation safety

11 11 Montana’s Safety Stakeholders MDT – EngineeringMDT – PlanningMCS MDT – MaintenanceMDT – SHTSODPHHS EMSOPIDOJ MHPMVDLocal Law Enforcement CourtsJudiciaryFHWA NHTSATribal Planners Indian Health Tribal PoliceTribal GovernmentsAAA MT/WY Tribal Leaders Council MMCA BIA

12 12 Montana’s Plan – Next Step… Set an Overall Safety Vision Establish Goals – What does the data tell us the problem is? Determine Emphasis Areas (objective areas) Identify Strategies that will reduce the number and severity of crashes and help us reach our goals

13 13 43,220 Fatalities 43,220 Fatalities Nearly 3M Injuries $230B+ Cost to the Nation $ per person

14 Fatalities 262 Fatalities 4446 Injuries $.780B Cost to the State

15 15 How does this Break Down in Montana Distracted driving (25%) Impaired driving (41%) Roadway departures (38%) Speeding (31%) Failure to wear safety belts (59% unrestrained) Intersections (21%) Pedestrians (11%) Pedalcyclists (2%) Trucks (11%) Motorcycles (8%)

16 16 Montana Statewide Crash Rates (Per Vehicle Miles Traveled)

17 17 Fatality Rate – Montana vs. U.S.

18 18 What are our Goals?

19 19 Traffic Safety Goals (Fatalities & Incapacitating Injuries) Target year 2008 Scenarios # Of fatalities plus incapacitating injuries Target reduction from 2004 Projected # of fatalities (14%) Fatality rate (#of fatalities per 100 million vehicle miles) Realistic1, Quadratic regression 1, Optimistic1,

20 20 Traffic Safety Goals (Fatalities & Incapacitating Injuries) Target year 2015 Scenarios # Of fatalities plus incapacitating injuries Target reduction from 2004 Projected # of fatalities Fatality rate (#of fatalities per 100 million vehicle miles) Realistic Quadratic regression 1, Optimistic1, Idealistic

21 21 CTSP Goals – We asked ourselves Based on the data and trends, are these goals realistic? How do we measure our progress towards these goals? Numbers Rates % Decrease Do we agree that these goals should guide the development and implementation of Montana’s Comprehensive Transportation Safety Plan?

22 22 Our Goals  Reduce the Montana statewide fatality rate from 2.05 per 100 million vehicle miles traveled (VMT) (2004) to 1.79 per 100M VMT by 2008;  Reduce the Montana statewide fatality rate to 1.0 per 100M VMT by 2015; and  By reducing the goal of the Montana fatality rate to 1.0 per 100M VMT by 2015, Montana’s incapacitating injuries will also fall from 1,700 in 2005 to 950 in 2015.

23 23 Montana’s Plan – Next Step… Set an Overall Safety Vision Establish Goals – What does the data tell us the problem is? Determine Emphasis Areas (objective areas) Identify Strategies that will reduce the number and severity of crashes and help us reach our goals

24 24 Montana’s Emphasis Areas Increase safety belt use to 90% Reduce alcohol and drug impaired crashes Reduce Native American crashes Reduce and mitigate the consequences of single vehicle run-off- the-road crashes Develop and implement a comprehensive crash reporting and data management system Reduce young driver (under age 21) crashes Reduce crashes in high crash corridors and locations Reduce crashes involving trucks Develop an effective and integrated EMS delivery system **Reduce crashes in urban areas **Reduce motorcycle crashes **Reduce older driver crashes

25 25 Increase Safety Belt Usage to 90% Current Montana rate is near U.S. average (80% ) but only 24.8% of occupant fatalities were belted in 2005 Performance Measures: Annual statewide safety belt utilization for all roads Annual restraint use by occupant fatalities

26 26 Increase Safety Belt Usage to 90% Seat Belt Usage All Roads/ Belt Use for Occupant Fatalities % / 29.4% % / 26.8% % / 23.5% % / 28.0% % / 25.1%

27 27 Enact a Primary Safety Belt Law Conduct Targeted Education/Enforcement in Low Belt Use Locations Implement a Safety Belt Use Incentive Program Increase Safety Belt Usage to 90% - New Strategies

28 28 Reduce Statewide Alcohol-Related Fatal Crashes Montana has highest alcohol-related fatality rate in U.S. for second year in a row. In 2004, 46.3% of all Montana Traffic fatalities were alcohol-related. Performance Measures: Total annual alcohol and drug fatalities Annual alcohol and drug related fatality rate (per 100M VMT) Annual alcohol and drug related fatalities as a percent of all traffic fatalities

29 29 Impaired Driving Alcohol Related Fatalities per 100 Million VMT, Montana, ‘82‘83‘84‘85‘86‘87‘88‘89‘90‘91‘92‘93‘94‘95‘96‘97‘98‘99‘00‘01‘02 MT Alcohol RelatedU.S. Alcohol Related MT TotalU.S. Total Rate Year

30 30 Alcohol by County

31 31 Reduce statewide alcohol-related fatal crashes and serious injury crashes Alcohol-related Fatalities As % of All Fatalities / 49.4% / 45.2% / 46.8% / 48.9% / 46.3% Alcohol related fatality rate (per 100 M VMT) 45.00% 45.50% 46.00% 46.50% 47.00% 47.50% 48.00% 48.50% 49.00% 49.50% Alcohol related fatalities as % of all fatalities Alcohol related fatality rate (per 100 M VMT) Alcohol related fatalities as % of all fatalities

32 32 New Strategies For Alcohol/Drug Impaired Crash Reduction Establish stronger penalties for BAC test refusal Monitor DUI offenders Add notice onto CMV license for any incidence of failed drug/alcohol/DUI test

33 33 Reduce Native American traffic fatalities Native American are disproportionately represented in fatality statistics – Native Americans make up 6.2% of Montana’s population yet in 2005 they accounted for 13.5% of the State’s fatalities. Performance Measures: Total annual Native American traffic fatalities. Annual Native American traffic fatalities as a percent of all Montana traffic fatalities

34 34 Reduce Native American traffic fatalities Native American Traffic Fatalities As % of Total Traffic Fatalities / 14.8% / 16.1% / 19.0% / 16.0% / 19.7%

35 35 Establish Systems/Policies to Support Data Sharing among Tribal, State, Local Entities Encourage Cross-Deputization of Law Enforcement among Tribal, State, Local Entities Adopt Uniform Traffic Codes Incorporating Montana Statutes Provide POST Credits for Tribal and BIA Officers Develop Comprehensive Safety Plans for Each Reservation, Incorporating or being led by DUI Task Force Reduce Native American traffic fatalities – New Strategies

36 36 Reduce and mitigate the consequences of single vehicle run-off-the-road fatal and serious injury crashes From 1995 to 2004, 48-60% of Montana’s fatal crashes involved a single vehicle running off the road. Performance Measures: Total annual single vehicle run-off-the-road crashes Total annual single vehicle run-off-the-road fatal crashes

37 37 Reduce and mitigate the consequences of single vehicle run-off-the-road fatal and serious injury crashes Single-Vehicle ROR Fatal Crashes As % of All Fatal Crashes / 48.8% / 53.7% / 58.6% / 58.2% / 60.3%

38 38 Reduce and mitigate the consequences of single vehicle run-off-the-road fatal and serious injury crashes – New Strategies Route Segment Plan/Shoulder Width Pavement Marking/Rumble Strips Establish a Comprehensive, Multiagency Policy in High-Incidence Locations Conduct Targeted Public Awareness Campaigns

39 39 Develop and Implement a Comprehensive and Coordinated Crash Reporting System Fundamental need to collect, manage, and utilize all aspects of safety data Performance Measures: Implementation of specific CHSP strategies for traffic records management Implementation of specific strategies contained in Traffic Records Strategic Plan

40 40 Develop and Implement a Comprehensive and Coordinated Crash Reporting System – New Strategies Implement the Action Plan in the Traffic Records Strategic Plan Facilitate Electronic Data Capture Establish a Data Warehouse Encourage Tribal Data Sharing

41 41 Reduce Young Driver (Under Age 21) Fatal and Serious Injury Crashes In 2005 – drivers under the age of 21 experienced 117 crashes per 1,000 licenses. This is triple the crash rate and 50% higher than the fatal crash rate than for drivers who are 21 and older. Performance Measures: Total annual young drivers in crashes Annual young driver crash rate (per 1,000 licenses) Total annual young drivers in fatal crashes Annual young driver fatal crash rate (per 1,000 licenses)

42 42 Reduce young driver (under age 21) fatal and serious injury crashes Young Driver (under 21) Fatalities As % of All Fatalities / 20.7% / 17.4% /17.5% / 21.2% (0.63) / 17.0%

43 43 Reduce Young Driver (Under Age 21) Fatal and Serious Injury Crashes – New Strategies Reintroduce Traffic Safety Education in Elementary and Junior High Schools Enact a Primary Safety Belt Law Provide affordable/Accessible Drivers Education in all Schools Develop a Role and Strategy for Law Enforcement in GDL

44 44 Performance Measures: Average annual number of crashes in identified high-crash corridors/locations Annual severity rate of crashes in identified high-crash corridors/locations Reduce All Crashes in High Crash Corridors and Locations

45 45 Reduce All Crashes in High Crash Corridors and Locations – New Strategies Review Guidelines for Pavement and Shoulder Widths/Review Side Slopes Develop Guidelines Six-inch Pavement Markings/Longer-Lasting Pavement Markings Conduct Road Safety Audits Implement ITS Technologies Conduct Proactive Safety Efforts

46 46 Reduce fatal and serious injury crashes involving trucks Crashes involving trucks tend to result in greater likelihood of fatalities Performance Measures: Total annual crashes involving trucks Total annual fatal crashes involving trucks Annual crashes involving trucks as a percent of all crashes

47 47 Reduce fatal and serious injury crashes involving trucks Fatal Crashes Involving Trucks As % of All Fatal Crashes / 11.9% / 12.4% / 8.6% / 8.8% / 7.2%

48 48 Reduce fatal and serious injury crashes involving trucks – New Strategies Conduct a Motor Carrier Industry Training Survey Facilitate Inspector Certification Facilitate Compliance Review and Safety Audit Certification Provide Training for New Commercial Carriers

49 49 Develop an Effective and Integrated Emergency Medical Services (EMS) System Effectively utilize available resources and address Montana’s unique EMS needs Performance Measures: Implementation of CHSP EMS strategies Implementation of EMS strategies contained in Montana EMS System Plan

50 50 Develop an Effective and Integrated Emergency Medical Services (EMS) System – New Strategies Establish EMS Legislation and Regulation Provide EMS Funding Enhance Capabilities for Medical Response to Disaster Expand EMS Human Resources Enhance EMS Education System Expand EMS Services Facilitate EMS Communications Conduct EMS Public Education and Information Programs

51 51 Reduce fatal and serious injury crashes in urban areas Although rural crashes comprise the majority of fatal crashes in Montana, slightly over half of Montana’s total crashes occurred in urban areas in 2005 Performance Measures: Total annual urban fatal crashes Growth rate in urban fatal crashes (one year and five years)

52 52 Reduce fatal and serious injury crashes in urban areas Urban Fatal Crashes As % of All Fatal Crashes / 8.9% / 7.0% / 9.9% / 10.5% / 12.0%

53 53 Reduce fatal and serious injury crashes in urban areas – New Strategies To be determined It is expected that strategies applied to other emphasis areas will have a positive impact on urban area crashes

54 54 Reduce motorcycle fatal and serious injury crashes Motorcycle crashes represent an increasing share of total crashes and a disproportionately larger share of fatalities Performance Measures: Total annual motorcycle crashes Total annual motorcycle fatal crashes Growth rate in motorcycle crashes (one year and five year)

55 55 Reduce motorcycle fatal and serious injury crashes Motorcycle Fatal Crashes As % of All Fatal Crashes / 7.0% / 5.5% / 10.3% / 4.6% / 9.6%

56 56 Reduce motorcycle fatal and serious injury crashes – New Strategies To be determined It is expected that strategies applied to other emphasis areas will have a positive impact on motorcycle crashes

57 57 Reduce Older Driver Crashes Demographic trends indicate that over the next 15 years there will be a steady increase in the number of drivers over 60 years of age Performance Measures: Total annual older driver crashes Total annual older driver fatal crashes Growth rate in older driver crashes (one year and five year)

58 58 Reduce Older Driver Crashes

59 59 Reduce Older Driver Crashes – New Strategies To be determined It is expected that strategies applied to other emphasis areas will have a positive impact on older driver crashes

60 60 Ongoing Process The CHSP will be managed through an ongoing strategic process. Data regarding performance for each area will be tracked and reported annually New emphasis areas will be identified if data warrants attention to new emerging issues Specific strategies in the Annual element will be fine tuned or introduced based on evaluation of data and analysis of resources

61 61 Conclusion For an electronic version of Montana’s Comprehensive Highway Safety Plan go to: p.pdf


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