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57 th Traffic Conference. The National Problem — 2005 43,200 Fatalities 2.68M Injuries $230.6B / year $820 per person 3.3 Million Deaths Since 1928.

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4 The National Problem — 2005 43,200 Fatalities 2.68M Injuries $230.6B / year $820 per person 3.3 Million Deaths Since 1928

5 The National Problem Tomorrow Of every 84 children born this year: –One will die in a highway crash. –50 will be injured in a crash during their lifetimes…some more than once.

6 6 Year Fatality Trend 2000 = 1,157 2001 = 1,098 2002 = 1,208 2003 = 1,231 2004 = 1,130 2005 = 1,257

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11 1,000 or Fewer Fatalities by 2008

12 Our Record Our Goal YearFatalities 20001,157 20011,098 20021,208 2003 1,232 20001,157 20011,098 20021,208 2003 1,232 20041,130 20051,257 20081,000 or less 20081,000 or less

13 We Can Do It…

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16 Total Fatalities State System 2003-2005 Nonuse of Occupant Protection 1,606 Run-Off-Road Collisions 1,252 Horizontal Curves 977 Too Fast for Conditions 696 Distracted/Fatigued Drivers 666 Alcohol & Other Drugs 588 Young Drivers – Less than 21 Involved 559 Killed in Head-On Collisions 549 Commercial Vehicles Involved 496

17 Total Fatalities Non-State System 2003-2005 Nonuse of Occupant Protection 521 Run-Off-Road Collisions 429 Horizontal Curves 271 Too Fast for Conditions 264 Speed Exceed Limit Involved 256 Alcohol & Other Drugs 251 Young Drivers – Less than 21 Involved 220 Distracted /Fatigued Drivers Involved 218 Killed in Collisions w/Trees 192

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19 IS NOT A STRATEGY

20 “Essential” Pass a primary safety belt law and maintain and enhance existing safety laws.

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25 90 Lives Saved 1,000 Serious Injuries Prevented Medicaid Savings of $103M over 10-year Period 16.2M Additional Dollars from SAFETEA-LU

26 Passed in 1967 – Saved hundreds of lives Unhelmeted motorcyclist – 40% more likely to incur fatal head injury Motorcycle helmets are 67% effective in preventing brain injuries

27 Motorcycle Deaths In Five States Before and After Helmet Repeals

28 “Essential” Increase public education and information on traffic safety issues. safety issues.

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31 www.saveMOlives.com

32 “Essential” Expand the installation of shoulder, edge-line and centerline rumble strips.

33 Rumble Strips Freeway Shoulder Rumble Strips Freeway Shoulder Rumble Strips –ROR Crashes, Reduction 15-80% Edge Line Rumble Strips – Two- lane Edge Line Rumble Strips – Two- lane –ROR Crashes, Reduction 20-25% Centerline Rumble Strips Centerline Rumble Strips –Head-on and Sideswipe Crashes 20- 25%

34 “Essential” Expand, improve and maintain roadway visibility features.

35 Pavement Markings Wider Longitudinal Pavement Markings Wider Longitudinal Pavement Markings –Wider markings – up to 12 inches »A low cost safety improvement that: Reduces crash frequency Reduces crash frequency Improves lane positioning Improves lane positioning Benefits older drivers Benefits older drivers Improves driver comfort Improves driver comfort On-Pavement Horizontal Signing On-Pavement Horizontal Signing

36 “Essential” Expand installation of median 3- strand guard cable or equivalent barrier.

37 “Essential” Expand installation and maintenance of roadway shoulders and clear zones.

38 “Essential” Increase enforcement on targeted on targeted crash corridors. crash corridors.

39 “Essential” Effectively deter, identify, arrest and adjudicate alcohol and other drug impaired drivers and pedestrians.

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43 Regional Coalitions & Plans

44 Support “OUR” Goal and the Blueprint Support “OUR” Goal and the Blueprint Join A Regional Coalition Join A Regional Coalition Support Key Safety Legislation Support Key Safety Legislation Drive Responsibly Drive Responsibly How Can You

45 21% Decrease from 2005

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