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1 Oklahoma Strategic Highway Safety Plan – Meeting Objectives presented to SHSP Leadership Group SHSP Working Group presented by Dawn Sullivan, Oklahoma Department of Transportation Oklahoma City, OK February 21, 2007

2 1 Why are we here? To remind ourselves – safety is serious business To review SAFETEA-LU requirements and opportunities To review Oklahoma crash/fatality data and problem identification To identify a SHSP vision and goals and prioritize key emphasis areas To form emphasis area teams and identify team leaders To chart a course for working together in the future

3 2 Why are we here? Number of Fatalities Source: FARS

4 3 Transportation Safety Planning Motor vehicle crashes are a serious public health problem Collaboration is key New approaches are required Standard one size fits all solutions are nonexistent Changes in organizational priorities will be needed

5 4 SAFETEA-LU Key Safety Provisions SAFETEA-LU Almost Doubles TEA-21 Safety Apportionment New Core Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP) Flexibility Safety Set Asides

6 5 Strategic Highway Safety Plan Collaborative planning process among multiple agencies and safety advocates – lead by Oklahoma DOT Analyze and make effective use of crash data Address 4 Es plus management and operations Consider safety needs of all public roads Describe program of projects or strategies to reduce or eliminate safety hazards Approved by Governor or designated State agency

7 6 SAFETEA-LU Required SHSP Participants State Dept. of Transportation State Highway Safety Office Regional & Metropolitan Planning Organizations/Agencies Major Modes of Transportation State and Local Traffic Enforcement Officials State Person(s) Responsible for Administering Federal Rail-grade crossing program Operation Lifesaver State MCSAP Administrators State Motor Vehicle Administrators Major State and Local Interest Groups including Tribes

8 7 Common SHSP Characteristics Comprehensive – 4Es of Safety Education Enforcement Engineering Emergency response Collaborative Data Driven Multimodal Systemwide

9 8 Effective SHSP Implementation Leadership, ownership, and management Accountability Action plans Performance measures Local involvement Partner responsibilities Feedback Updates

10 9 Understanding the Objectives of the SHSP Examine SAFETEA-LU requirements and opportunities Identify Oklahomas crash/fatality problems Identify and prioritize key emphasis areas Inventory and examine existing safety plans, programs, and strategies Chart a course for working together in the future – this is just THE BEGINNING

11 10 Todays Assignments Define a Vision Statement for the SHSP What is the overall purpose and intent of the SHSP? Define SHSP Goals What are quantifiable performance measures that can be used to assess progress and success of the SHSP? Define SHSP Emphasis Areas What are the primary traffic safety problem areas that should be addressed through the SHSP? Begin to Establish Emphasis Area Action Teams and Team Leaders

12 11 Why Emphasis Areas? Focus on the leading safety problems on OK roadways MANY possibilities Narrow down to specifics in a couple of areas Emphasis Area Action Teams will: Look at the data and develop problem statements Inventory existing plans and programs Identify goals and measurable objectives for each emphasis area Develop strategies and Action Plans

13 12 Selecting SHSP Emphasis Areas Review the crash data What statistics are increasing? What statistics are decreasing? What problems represent a significant share of the total? Where does Oklahoma exceed national statistics? Where can we make the biggest impact?

14 13 Selecting SHSP Emphasis Areas (cont.) Our objective is to reduce fatalities and injuries. Therefore, put collective resources where they will do the most good. Time is limited. Focus on a reasonable number of emphasis areas. Consider where substantial effort is already being directed. Dont duplicate efforts.

15 14 Action Team Responsibilities Identify and Evaluate Potential Strategies and Set Measurable Objectives How can we have the biggest impact on safety NOW? What should we include in the plan for future consideration? How can we make the BEST use of current resources? Draft an Action Plan for each Emphasis Area Action Plans will feed into the Draft/Final SHSP Continually evaluate progress

16 15 Questions?


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