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1 Safety Corridors Mike Quintana, Mike Quintana, New Mexico New Mexico Department of Transportation, Department of Transportation, Traffic Safety Bureau Traffic Safety Bureau Alan Ho, Alan Ho, Federal Highway Administration Federal Highway Administration New Mexico Division New Mexico Division

2 New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) Traffic Safety Bureau (TSB) Mission: reduce traffic fatalities & injuries Mission: reduce traffic fatalities & injuries by developing & supporting a comprehensive, multi-strategy approach: by developing & supporting a comprehensive, multi-strategy approach: Enforcement: Deterrence, Prevention Education: Media, Training Legislation & regulation Data management & analysis.

3 Reduce Crashes & SAVE LIVES Goal: Reduce crashes and fatalities by 20%, New Mexico, saving 20 to 40 lives/year 12 Safety Corridors 2 per NMDOT district based on crash/fatality data year history length determined by: data clusters – serious injury and fatality crashes consult with LE - enforceability

4 Who The 4E’s Engineering Engineering Education Education Enforcement Enforcement Emergency Services Emergency Services

5 Who Building your team-Possible players State State –New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) –Traffic Safety Bureau (TSB) /Highway Safety Office (HSO) –DPS State police –MTD IRIS van Motor Carrier safety Federal Federal –National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) –Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) –Federal Motor Carrier Safety Admin (FMCSA) Local agencies Local agencies –LE City police departments Sherriff’s offices Tribal police –Fire –EMS

6 Who Building your team-Possible players TOGETHER WE MAKE A DIFFERENCE

7 WHO Crash Fatalities in New Mexico by Age and Sex, 2005

8 Where Geographics Geographics –5 th largest state –121,355 square miles (316,332 square km) –Approximately 128,635 lane miles –Safety corridors about 150 highway miles? –Largely rural Population less than 2 million statewide Population less than 2 million statewide

9 Where pilot pilot –Limited to 2 per district 6 NMDOT districts 6 NMDOT districts Length Length –Other states designate from border to border –NM focus on the high crash sections Shortest 7 miles Shortest 7 miles Longest 38 miles Longest 38 miles Majority miles Majority miles Enforcement input on workable length Enforcement input on workable length Road conditions Road conditions –weather patterns Trauma centers Trauma centers Rural roads Rural roads

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11 Why data driven data driven –FATALITIES HIGH RATE ON RURAL HIGHWAYS HIGH RATE ON RURAL HIGHWAYS Approximately 70% of NM fatals Approximately 70% of NM fatals –Serious injuries –Overall crashes

12 When 3-5 year history 3-5 year history Each runs for at least 3 years Each runs for at least 3 years Evaluate crash data Evaluate crash data Type of crashes Type of crashes Time of day Time of day Day of week Day of week –When numbers come down move to new location

13 DistrictCorridor FY 01 FY 02 FY 03 FY 04 FY 05 total Enforcement Began 1 I 10 mp /1/ I 10 mp /26/ US 82 mp /1/ US 70 mp /1/ I 25 mp /1/ I 40 mp /1/ I 40 mp /5/ US 64 mp /10/ US 64 mp /23/ NM 502 mp /15/ I 40 mp /9/ US 491 mp /16/2005 total How – Data Analysis Crashes in Corridors by Year

14 Distric tCorridorFY 01FY 02FY 03FY 04FY 05FY 06total 1I 10 mp I 10 mp US 82 mp US 70 mp I 25 mp I 40 mp I 40 mp US 64 mp US 64 mp NM 502 mp I 40 mp US 491 mp total

15 How – Graphic Analysis

16 Crash Map Comparison 6 of 12 have alcohol related crashes

17 How - Partnerships Legislative actions (state or local) Legislative actions (state or local) Develop guidelines/criteria Develop guidelines/criteria Develop standard signage plans Develop standard signage plans Districts responsible for signage Districts responsible for signage Funding for enforcement, signage, other corridor needs Funding for enforcement, signage, other corridor needs Enforcement Enforcement Paid/earned media Paid/earned media

18 How Legislative Double Speeding Fine Zone Authorization New Mexico Statute Speed regulation –A (4) the posted speed limit …as double fine zones… –B (3) to protect workers in construction zones posted as double fine zones or other safety zones posted as double fine zones as designated by NMDOT

19 How Guidelines/Criteria The Foundation of Program 1. 5 year history of serious injury and fatality crashes in a moving 5 mile stretch 2. Crash Investigation Unit (review of contributing factors) 3. Review of Existing Law Enforcement and Engineering initiatives (what already exists, don’t duplicate) 4. District Engineer review/approval of proposed safety corridor 5. Public awareness campaign (community buy-in) 6. Review of Equipment and sign needs

20 How Develop standard signage plans Standard plans Standard plans –Coordinate with state and federal engineers –Developed in accordance with the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD)

21 How - Enforcement High Visibility Enforcement High Visibility Enforcement –Corridor overtime funding –100 Days of Summer Campaign

22 Funding for enforcement, signage, other corridor needs Overtime wave enforcement Overtime wave enforcement –Special overtime funding – NHTSA/State Signage Signage –Districts – FHWA/State

23 How Enforcement Targeted enforcement Targeted enforcement –Time of day –Day of week –Type of crashes

24 How Earned Media Kick Off Events Kick Off Events Community presentations Community presentations Radio/TV talks shows Radio/TV talks shows Newspaper articles Newspaper articles

25 How Paid media TV spots TV spots Radio Radio Print Print –Billboards –Bus panels –Flyers

26 How - Media No such thing as Bad press JUST BECAUSE WE SHOULD!

27 How - Media No such thing as Bad press I-25 South, Albuquerque I-25 South, Albuquerque –KOAT Channel 4 –Radio talk shows

28 Speed related crashes corridor state Rural or Interstatestate % Rural or Interstate % all state FY %2.83% FY %2.89% FY %3.41% FY %3.14% FY %3.15% FY %2.54% total %3.02%

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30 Conclusion Reduce Crashes & SAVE LIVES

31 Questions?

32 Mike Quintana New Mexico Department of Transportation Traffic Safety Bureau Alan Ho New Mexico Federal Highway Administration


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