Strategic Highway Safety Plan SCOHTS-SM OK City 06.ppt

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Strategic Highway Safety Plan SCOHTS-SM OK City 06.ppt

  1. 1. AASHTO Strategic Highway Safety Plan AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF STATE HIGHWAY AND TRANSPORTATION OFFICIALS
  2. 2. The Problem - Today <ul><li>Highway deaths 43,443 in 2005 </li></ul>The fatality rate is unacceptably high: 1.47 deaths per 100 million VMT
  3. 3. The Problem – Tomorrow <ul><ul><li>70 of every 100 will be injured in a crash during their lifetimes…some more than once. </li></ul></ul>Of every 90 children born this year… <ul><ul><li>One will die violently in a highway crash during his/her lifetime. </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. The Goal <ul><li>Reduce the incidence and severity of motor vehicle crashes. </li></ul><ul><li>Lower the rate to not more than 1 fatality per 100 million VMT </li></ul><ul><li>And… </li></ul>
  5. 5. Save Lives Reduce the highway death rate by one-third. Prevent 9,000 deaths each year in traffic crashes.
  6. 6. Added Benefit to Society <ul><li>Drive down the costs to society of motor vehicle crashes. </li></ul>Total economic cost of roadway crashes: $230 billion a year.
  7. 7. How Can We Do It? <ul><li>Involve all agencies with a safety mission </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Engineers, law enforcement, EMS, licensing, judiciary, behavioral </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Establish Integrated Safety Management Process </li></ul><ul><li>Identify Significant Safety Problems </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Focus on road users, highway, vehicle, environment, and management system </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Launch Coordinated Attack on Problems </li></ul>
  8. 8. Driving Down Fatalities TOOLS FOR LIFE <ul><li>THE PLAN </li></ul><ul><li>Cost-effective </li></ul><ul><li>Proven Strategies </li></ul><ul><li>Innovation </li></ul>
  9. 9. Strategic Highway Safety Plan <ul><li>Created with input from a wide range of public and private sector national safety experts in driver, vehicle and highway issues. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Contributors to the Strategic Plan <ul><li>American Association of Retired Persons </li></ul><ul><li>American Traffic Safety Services Assn. </li></ul><ul><li>Transportation Research Board </li></ul><ul><li>Bicycle Federation of America </li></ul><ul><li>General Motors Corp. </li></ul><ul><li>Academia </li></ul><ul><li>American Road and Transportation Builders Association </li></ul><ul><li>Insurance Industry </li></ul><ul><li>Roadway Safety Foundation </li></ul><ul><li>Railroad Industry </li></ul><ul><li>Private Sector Consultants </li></ul><ul><li>U.S. Department of Transportation </li></ul><ul><li>States and Counties </li></ul><ul><li>Mothers Against Drunk Driving </li></ul><ul><li>National Safety Council </li></ul><ul><li>Insurance Institute for Highway Safety </li></ul><ul><li>American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials </li></ul><ul><li>American Automobile Association Traffic Safety Foundation </li></ul><ul><li>Governors Highway Safety Association </li></ul><ul><li>American Trucking Associations </li></ul><ul><li>American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators </li></ul><ul><li>National Transportation Safety Board </li></ul>
  11. 11. AASHTO Strategic Highway Safety Plan <ul><li>A Comprehensive Plan to Substantially Reduce Vehicle-Related Fatalities and Injuries on the Nations Highways </li></ul>
  12. 12. What the Plan Focuses On <ul><li>A comprehensive approach: </li></ul><ul><li>Drivers </li></ul><ul><li>Other Users </li></ul><ul><li>Vehicles </li></ul><ul><li>Highways </li></ul><ul><li>Emergency Medical Services </li></ul><ul><li>Management </li></ul>
  13. 13. Emphasis Areas & Strategies <ul><li>22 key emphasis areas and more than 90 strategies, with emphasis on </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Existing, cost-effective strategies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enhancements to improve effectiveness of existing programs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Major and emerging safety categories </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Integration of effort is the key </li></ul>
  14. 14. DRIVERS <ul><li>8 Emphasis Areas </li></ul><ul><li>Instituting GDL for young drivers </li></ul><ul><li>Ensuring drivers are fully licensed and competent </li></ul><ul><li>Sustaining proficiency in older drivers </li></ul><ul><li>Curbing aggressive driving </li></ul><ul><li>Reducing impaired driving </li></ul><ul><li>Increasing driver safety awareness </li></ul><ul><li>Increasing safety belt use and improving air bag effectiveness </li></ul><ul><li>Keeping drivers alert </li></ul>
  15. 15. Special USERS <ul><li>2 Emphasis areas </li></ul><ul><li>Make Walking and Street Crossing Safer </li></ul><ul><li>Ensuring Safer Bicycle Travel </li></ul>
  16. 16. VEHICLES <ul><li>3 Emphasis Areas </li></ul><ul><li>Improving Motorcycle Safety </li></ul><ul><li>Making Truck Travel Safer </li></ul><ul><li>Increasing Safety Enhancements in Vehicles </li></ul>
  17. 17. HIGHWAYS <ul><li>6 Emphasis Areas </li></ul><ul><li>Reducing vehicle-train collisions </li></ul><ul><li>Keeping vehicles on the roadway </li></ul><ul><li>Minimizing consequences of leaving the roadway </li></ul><ul><li>Improving design and operation of highway intersections </li></ul><ul><li>Reducing head-on and across-median collisions </li></ul><ul><li>Designing safer work zones </li></ul>
  18. 18. Emergency Medical Services <ul><li>1 Emphasis Area </li></ul><ul><li>Enhancing emergency medical capabilities to increase survivability </li></ul>
  19. 19. Management <ul><li>2 Emphasis Area </li></ul><ul><li>Improving Information and Decision Support Systems </li></ul><ul><li>Creating More Effective Processes and Safety Management Systems </li></ul>
  20. 20. Moving Toward the Goal <ul><li>Significantly reducing crashes, deaths, injuries, and lost resources will require: </li></ul><ul><li>Deployment of existing and innovative cost-effective strategies </li></ul><ul><li>Comprehensive, team-based approach </li></ul><ul><li>New emphasis on emerging safety categories </li></ul><ul><li>A process for integrating and coordinating efforts </li></ul>
  21. 21. Driving Down Fatalities TOOLS FOR LIFE THE PROCESS Comprehensive Approach to Maximize Road Safety
  22. 22. Integrated Safety Management Process <ul><li>Comprehensive approach </li></ul><ul><li>Cuts across organizational boundaries </li></ul><ul><li>Promotes cooperation </li></ul><ul><li>Guides plan development </li></ul><ul><li>Establish a death reduction goal </li></ul>
  23. 23. Developing a Comprehensive Plan <ul><li>Four hallmarks of a Comprehensive Highway Safety Plan: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Data driven </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaborative </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Comprehensive </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Management </li></ul></ul><ul><li>NCHRP Report 501 is an excellent guide </li></ul>
  24. 24. Working Together Is Key <ul><li>Advantages of an Integrated Safety Management Process </li></ul><ul><li>New insights—relationships between organizations and functions </li></ul><ul><li>Helps participants see the “bigger picture” </li></ul><ul><li>Pooled resources </li></ul><ul><li>Sheds light on inefficiencies </li></ul><ul><li>Interaction between participants </li></ul>
  25. 25. Driving Down Fatalities TOOLS FOR LIFE IMPLEMENTATION GUIDES Blueprints for a Safer Future
  26. 26. NCHRP Report 500 Series <ul><li>Developed by recognized safety experts. </li></ul><ul><li>Latest research and demonstration results. </li></ul><ul><li>Identifies strategies to address problem areas. </li></ul><ul><li>Provide process for implementing guides </li></ul>
  27. 27. 17 Emphasis Area Guides Now Available <ul><li>Run-Off-Road </li></ul><ul><li>Head-On </li></ul><ul><li>Trees in Hazardous Locations </li></ul><ul><li>Unsignalized Intersections </li></ul><ul><li>Unlicensed Driver Suspended/Revoked </li></ul><ul><li>Aggressive Driving </li></ul><ul><li>Horizontal Curves </li></ul><ul><li>Utility Poles </li></ul>
  28. 28. 17 Emphasis Area Guides Now Available <ul><li>Older Drivers </li></ul><ul><li>Pedestrians </li></ul><ul><li>Seat Belt Use </li></ul><ul><li>Signalized Intersections </li></ul><ul><li>Heavy Trucks </li></ul><ul><li>Alcohol Impaired Drivers </li></ul><ul><li>Work Zones </li></ul><ul><li>Rural Emergency Management Services </li></ul><ul><li>Distracted/Fatigued Drivers </li></ul>
  29. 29. Scheduled for Late 2006 Early 2007 <ul><li>Motorcyclists </li></ul><ul><li>Head-on Crashes on Freeways </li></ul><ul><li>Young Drivers </li></ul><ul><li>Bicyclists </li></ul><ul><li>Speed </li></ul><ul><li>Data </li></ul>
  30. 30. Strategic Highway Safety Plan TOOLS FOR LIFE THE SELF ASSESSMENT TOOL
  31. 31. Self Assessment Tool <ul><li>Determine level of implementation of SHSP </li></ul><ul><li>Flexible, adaptable to different types of agencies </li></ul><ul><li>Quick, easy, inexpensive </li></ul><ul><li>Promotes cooperative assessment of problems </li></ul><ul><li>Helps agencies judge how to focus or re-direct safety activities </li></ul>
  32. 32. What Difference Will It Make? <ul><li>Widespread implementation of the Strategic Highway Safety Plan can result in: </li></ul><ul><li>9,000 fewer deaths each year </li></ul><ul><li>More than 300,000 fewer serious injuries </li></ul><ul><li>$20 billion or more savings in societal costs of crashes </li></ul>
  33. 33. Achieving ‘1.0’… What It Will Take? <ul><li>Stretching our effort. </li></ul><ul><li>A new way of going about our business. Dramatic cultural changes in 4 areas: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>How we approach the problem </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How we use available resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How innovative we allow ourselves to be </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How well we field a safety “team” </li></ul></ul>
  34. 34. What Approach is Needed? <ul><li>Focus on reducing fatalities and serious injuries </li></ul><ul><li>Evidence-based deployment of strategies </li></ul><ul><li>System improvements </li></ul><ul><li>Keying on cost effective improvements </li></ul>
  35. 35. Focusing on High Payoff Strategies <ul><li>Core </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lane Departures </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Intersections </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Safety Belt Use </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Alcohol </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Speed Enforcement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Young Driver </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Desirable </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pedestrian Safety </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Older Drivers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Trucks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bicyclist </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Repeat Offenders </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rural EMS </li></ul></ul>
  36. 36. To Sum It Up… <ul><li>Develop and implement comprehensive, performance-based plans </li></ul><ul><li>Identify and work toward fatality reduction goal </li></ul><ul><li>Address both state and local road problems </li></ul><ul><li>Deploy low-cost, targeted, systematic and cost-effective strategies </li></ul><ul><li>Make use of innovative solutions and strategies </li></ul><ul><li>Work with local officials and planning partners </li></ul><ul><li>Use Available Resources </li></ul>What we need to:
  37. 37. Strategic Highway Safety Plan TOOLS FOR LIFE Strategic Highway Safety Plan http://safety.transportation.org

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