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1 Roadway Safety For Local Agencies Robin Ness, Mgr. Crash Analysis & Reporting Unit Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) Roadway Safety for Local Agencies Oregon State University, Kidder Hall, Room 238 February 19, 2010 It All Starts With Crash Data

2 Roadway Safety For Local Agencies Statewide Crash and Traffic Data MV Traffic Crashes – What is reported (ANSI D16) and what isnt reported… Reporting Path and Data Flow Coding Crashes - Process Crash Data – Whats Coded and How Can it Help Me Reporting Services and Safety Tools Finding Crash, Traffic, and other Safety Data Data Links and Contacts Questions / Comments

3 Roadway Safety For Local Agencies Statutory Citizen Reporting Requirements ORS : When MV traffic accidents must be reported...(summarized) There is more than $1,500 damage to a vehicle; There is more than $1,500 damage to property other than a vehicle; Someone is injured (no matter how minor the injury); someone is killed; or Any vehicle is towed due to damage resulting from the accident.

4 Roadway Safety For Local Agencies Why Some Crashes are Not in the State File Do not meet Oregons reporting threshold. Involved license suspensions w/non-compliant drivers and were delayed in DMVs process. Were hit-n-run with a parked vehicle or property. Involved multiple drivers who agreed not to report and no police are present to report. Single vehicle crash not attended by police, not reported by driver. Report doesnt reach DMV due to serious injury litigation or ongoing criminal investigation. (This is rare but has occurred.) Do not involve a motor vehicle, i.e. bicycle only.

5 Roadway Safety For Local Agencies Crash Involved Deaths Not in the State File Was ruled by State Medical Examiner to a result of; –Medical illness not result of crash injury –Intentional homicide –Suicide Died over 30 days after crash event (national standard) Occurred on private property, i.e. driveway, parking lot, etc. Did not occur on a traffic way, i.e., beach, wilderness trail, etc. Occurred as an industrial accident, i.e., backing over worker with motorized equipment in process of work. Did not involve a motor vehicle, i.e., pedalcyclist vs. pole, pedestrian vs. train, pedalcyclist vs. street, etc.

6 Roadway Safety For Local Agencies ODOT - Crash Analysis & Reporting Unit Statewide Crash Data System Motor Carrier SafetyNet Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS)

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9 Statewide Crash Database Relational SQL database, VB and Crystal Reports (119 data elements) Crash level data – (77) includes,time, location, causes, investigation, traffic control … Vehicle level – (17) includes vehicle type, directions of travel, vehicle movements, actions, errors, safety equip, emergency use… Participant level – (24) includes contributing events, actions, errors, causes, age, gender, drug & alcohol involvement, safety equip. use…

10 Roadway Safety For Local Agencies Location Data Coded Code crashes on all traffic way jurisdictions –State highways –City streets –County roads –Forest service, BLM –Reservations Crash location detail –Intersectional, driveway, curve, hill, segments –Name / number of road –GIS coordinate –Traffic control –Number of lanes –Location of impact –Work zone, school zone –Roundabout present –More…

11 Roadway Safety For Local Agencies Participant Data Coded Drivers (autos, motorcycles, bicycles) –License status –Age, gender –Safety equipment use –Alcohol or Drug use –Errors –More… Other participants (passengers, pedestrians, pedestrian on conveyance) –Age, gender –Safety equipment use –Actions –Errors –Location and activity (pedestrians) –Alcohol or Drug use –More…

12 Roadway Safety For Local Agencies Program Areas Supported Enforcement –Law Enforcement - crash location spot maps, trends –DMV – driver records Engineering – city, county, state level –Planning, roadway design & improvements Safety –Transportation Safety Division – safety campaigns; legislative proposals –Motor Carrier Division – planning, safety investigations, compliance –MADD, National Safety Council, IIHS – behavior modification National level research, analysis & funding –USDOT / National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Vehicle and occupant safety standards; Defects investigations; Vehicle improvements Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)

13 Roadway Safety For Local Agencies ODOT Links- Traffic Reporting/Safety Services –Crash Data Reporting - (soon to include local roads) –TransGIS – ODOT GIS Mapping interface –TPOD – Transportation Planning On-line GIS Database –Digital Video Log (current images of all the state highways in both directions) –Traffic Counting Websites –Traffic Volume Tables –Traffic Flow Maps –Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) –Statewide Safety Programs –Safety Action Plan

14 Roadway Safety For Local Agencies Reporting Services Crash Data Annual Publications (on-line) Crash Data Reporting Tool (on-line) Annual Data Extracts (Excel, Access) Custom Access Databases Ad-Hoc Reporting, Custom Reporting GIS Crash Data Collision Diagrams Traffic Counting Data Annual Publications (on-line) Monthly Trends (on-line, mailings) Ad Hoc Reports Transportation Safety 16 Safety Programs – support / reports Statewide Safety Plan

15 Roadway Safety For Local Agencies Products Crash Report Examples GIS Mapping Interface (TransGIS) Annual Publications Crash Data Extracts / Access Databases Links to National Safety Sites Crash Data Information Support

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24 State Traffic Safety Information (STSI) Fatalities (All Crashes),

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26 Future Improvements TransViewer Reports (next Summer) –On-line queries for local road crash data Crash Magic On-line (Fall) –Local governments licenses Crash Data User Training (next Fall) –Improve the ability to make better decisions SPIS/GIS –Providing a visual statewide look at safety needs TransInfo Project (2011) –Merge two major road inventory data systems –improving accessibility roadway asset data i.e., guardrails etc.

27 Roadway Safety For Local Agencies Statewide Reports, Diagrams and Data Sylvia Vogel (503) Fatal Crash Reports and Data – Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) Kathy Jones (503) Motor Carrier Crash Reports and Data Charles (503) Custom Reports, Publications Theresa Heyn (503) Kelly Zobrist Crash Data Program Robin Ness, Manager (503)


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