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Roadway Safety For Local Agencies Doug Bish Traffic Services Engineer Oregon Department of Transportation Welcome to: Safety Programs for Local Agencies.

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1 Roadway Safety For Local Agencies Doug Bish Traffic Services Engineer Oregon Department of Transportation Welcome to: Safety Programs for Local Agencies

2 Roadway Safety For Local Agencies Introductions Please Introduce yourself State what Organization your from (not required but if you want) –any expectations of what you would like to learn

3 Roadway Safety For Local Agencies What we will be covering today Availability and use of crash data Identification and diagnosis of problems Analysis of crash data Safety solutions and their benefits

4 Roadway Safety For Local Agencies Current Picture of Safety in Oregon Public Roads by Jurisdiction Fatal and Serious Injury Crashes Fatal and Serious Injury Crashes Deaths and Serious Injuries Deaths and Serious Injuries Centerline Miles on System Annual Estimate of VMT (Millions Miles) State Highways ,1561,1558,038 (13%)23,660 (61%) City Streets ,620 (18%)7,302 (19%) County Roads ,167 (56%)7,422 (19%) Other Roadways ,932 (13%)119 (0.3%) Total (All Public Roads)1,9291,8722,3432,32959,75738,503 Source:Crash Analysis and Reporting, Oregon Department of Transportation

5 Roadway Safety For Local Agencies Comparison by Jurisdiction County Roads 23% Fatal and Serious Injury Crashes All Crashes State Highways 48% State Highways 42% City Streets 27% City Streets 44% County Roads 13%

6 Roadway Safety For Local Agencies Data Doesnt tell the whole story! Which pet is safer? Adapted from Michigans Local technical Assistance Program

7 Roadway Safety For Local Agencies If we correct for exposure! 5 million attacks/year 300+ fatalities/year 10 attacks/year 14 fatalities in past 10 years 60 million plus dogs 20 attacks/year/1000 dogs 5 fatalities/year/million dogs 1 million alligators 0.01 attacks/year/1000 alligators 1.4 fatalities/year/million alligators Compare Exposure-- vs.

8 Roadway Safety For Local Agencies What is the Point? The raw data doesnt tell the whole story Exposure is important, can allow better comparisons Most transportation decisions are ultimately political in nature. For this reason, it is imperative to provide information derived from data-driven analysis.

9 Roadway Safety For Local Agencies Innovative??


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