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Project Safety Management System Safety Tools For Traffic Investigators Oregon Department of Transportation February 2010

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1 Project Safety Management System Safety Tools For Traffic Investigators Oregon Department of Transportation February

2 Project Safety Management System SPIS and SIP Maps and Reports SPIS – Safety Priority Index System SIP – Safety Investment Program

3 Project Safety Management System Tools Available on the internet: https://keiko36.odot.state.or.us/whalecome adb26326abdb252e22d8/whalecom0/SecureKeiko36PortalHomePage https://keiko36.odot.state.or.us/whalecome adb26326abdb252e22d8/whalecom0/SecureKeiko36PortalHomePage

4 Project Safety Management System Crash Data TransGIS & STIP Scoping Tool https://keiko36.odot.state.or.us/whalecome adb26326abdb252e22d8/whalecom0/SecureKeiko36PortalHomePage/ https://keiko36.odot.state.or.us/whalecomfa2b1917adbf f371d4822d70f2ef5c5afa744b be e1d360f/whalecom0/main/index.htm Routes to State Highway cross reference table:

5 Project Safety Management System Crash Graphing Tool Scatter Plots https://keiko36.odot.state.or.us/whalecome adb26326abdb252e22d8/whalecom0/SecureKeiko36PortalHomePage

6 Project Safety Management System Crash Summary Database Digital Highway Log

7 Project Safety Management System Collision Diagram Tools

8 Project Safety Management System Crash Reduction Factors Cost Benefit Worksheet Desktop Reference For Crash Reduction Factors Report No. FHWA-SA U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration September NEW 12/01/09 by FHWA

9 Project Safety Management System GIS-Based Analysis Useful tool for crash patterns (snow/ice crashes, lane departure crashes, etc.) More complex analysis possible Relationship between crashes and other data (i.e., high speed signalized intersections) Dynamic Signs Ice Sensor

10 Project Safety Management System Other Tools and Data available Aerial Photography Maps Highway Inventory files Traffic Counts

11 Project Safety Management System National Publications Low Cost Local Road Safety Soutions Lane-Departure NCHRP Report 500 Safety Emphasis Guides Low-Cost Safety Enhancements for Stop-Controlled and Signalized Intersections

12 Project Safety Management System Evaluation of Program FHWA HSIP Report and evaluation –Top 5% sites –Before/After evaluation of Safety Projects Lane Departure Projects Rumble strip Installations Interstate Speed changes Illumination reductions Interstate Median Crossover Crashes SIP Evaluation Research

13 Project Safety Management System 1. Road Safety Audits 2. Rumble Strips and Rumble Stripes 3. Median Barriers 4. Safety Edge 5. Roundabouts 6. Left and Right Turn Lanes at Stop-Controlled Intersections 7. Yellow Change Intervals 8. Medians and Pedestrian Refuge Areas in Urban and Suburban Areas 9. Walkways FHWA Guidance on 9 proven safety countermeasures which have a positive impact on safety:

14 Project Safety Management System Safety Edge Pavement edge drop-off

15 Project Safety Management System Research Development of the Safety Investigations Manual Safety of High Speed Signalized Intersections Highway Safety Manual (HSM) Data Needs & Assessment Evaluation of Collision Diagramming Tools Assessment of Statewide Intersection Safety Performance Enhancement of ODOTs Crash Reduction Factors Calibrating HSM Predictive Methods for Oregon Enhancing the Oregon Crash Reporting Process

16 Project Safety Management System Highway Safety Investigation Manual for the Oregon Dept. of Transportation Table of Contents 1Manual Overview and Purpose 2Safety Investigation Basic 3Overview of Data Types and Sources 4Diagnosing Crash Patterns 5Site Investigations 6Countermeasure Selection and Recommend Improvements Analysis 7Documentation and Implementation 8References 9Appendix A – Worksheets 10Appendix B – Instructions for Worksheets 11Appendix C – Example Problems 12 Appendix D – Case Studies

17 Project Safety Management System Training Explicit Consideration of Safety (Jake Kononov & Bryan Allery, CDOT) Human Factors New Approaches to Highway Safety Analysis (NHI Course No ) Safety Analyst Software Road Safety Audits (http://safety.fhwa.dot.gov/rsa) Instructed by Craig Allredhttp://safety.fhwa.dot.gov/rsa Institutional Needs in Highway Safety Planning Improving Pedestrian Crossing Safety Roadside Design Guide Traffic Safety Workshops at OSU

18 Project Safety Management System Questions? Tim Burks, Highway Safety Engineering Coordinator Oregon Department of Transportation


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