Traffic and Safety Accomplishments and Needs Report - Dec. 08, 2011

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Robert Hull presented to the Utah Transportation Commission Traffic and Safety's accomplishments and needs on December 8, 2011.

Robert Hull presented to the Utah Transportation Commission Traffic and Safety's accomplishments and needs on December 8, 2011.

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  • 1. • Fewer people dying• Down 32% since year 2000• This year - 211 (November)• Down 17 (7.4%) from last year
  • 2. Age Distribution 30 25.522.5 17 15 15.7 12.7 10.2 10.2 7.5 8.5 0 Under 15 15 - 19 20 - 24 25 - 39 40 - 54 55 - 69 70+
  • 3. Objective: Reduce the number of fatalities and serious injuries bymodifying driver behaviors.Audience: Adult drivers, traffic safety advocates, partnering agenciesPartners: Utah Highway Safety Office, statewide local healthdepartments, Utah Safety Council, Utah Highway Patrol, Safe KidsUtah, Primary Children’s Medical Center.Tactics:• Conduct TV, online and print advertising efforts that alter driver behavior to avoid the top behaviors on Utah’s roads.• Conduct presentations and educational activities at community events.Planning for next year: Create new TV, radio and online media to increase the exposure andimpact of the Zero Fatalities message. Educate other traffic safety advocates on the ZeroFatalities message so they can be ambassadors of the program, carrying it into theircommunities.
  • 4. Analytic Information Has the Zero Fatalities program influenced you to avoid the following behaviors?
  • 5. Objective: Reduce teen fatalities and serious injuriesAudience: High school students across the statePartners: Utah Highway Safety Office, Utah Highway Patrol, PrimaryChildren’s Medical Center, Utah Department of Education, UtahDepartment of Health, Utah Driver License Division, Utah SafetyCouncil, statewide local health departments,Tactics: Presentations, assemblies in high schools, train studentHigh schools running the program: Bear River Wayne Hunter Grand North Westlake Box Elder Delta Copper Hills County Summit Morgan Gunnison Syracuse Kearns Dixie Grantsville Bonneville Valley Layton Cottonwood Pine View Duchesne Fremont North Sevier Bountiful West Canyon View Altamont Juab Davis Hillcrest Desert Hills Salem Hills South Sevier Herriman Alta South Lehi Millard Summit Spanish Fork Cyprus CarbonPlanning: Continue high school program and move it to junior high schools based on researchpointing to younger audiences power as an influencer. Add 6 more Schools.
  • 6. Analytic InformationDon’t Drive Stupid outreach • Don’t Drive Stupid Presentations: 308 Students reached: 10,780 • DDS Assemblies: 7 Students reached: 4,350 Total students reached through presentations & assemblies: 15,130 • DDS Outreach Events: 33 ‣ Activities at football games, lunchtime activities, parent nights, crashed car displays, headstone displays, etc.
  • 7. Roadway Safety Programs State%Funded%%%%%|%%%%%Federally%Funded%•  TrafficSignalProgram •  Highway)Safety)Improvement)•  SpotImprovementProgram Program)•  Ligh7ngProgram •  High)Risk)Rural)Roads)•  SigningProgram Program)•  BarrierEndSec7ons •  Safe)Routes)To)School)•  ADARampProgram Program)•  SafeSidewalkProgram •  Railroad)Program)
  • 8. Signal Program 50 40 30 16 45 42 20 38 10 18 0 2009 2010 2011 2012 Fiscal Year Forecasted Traffic Signals Traffic Signals Programmed
  • 9. Signal Program Past Funding $10.0 Dollars (millions) $8.0 $6.0 $2.5 $9.0 $9.5 $9.5 $4.0 $6.0 $6.3 $6.8 $6.0 $7.0 $7.0 $7.0 $2.0 $4.0 $- 2002 2004 2006 2008 2010 2012 FY2009 Rollover Fiscal Year Funding Needs Program Funding
  • 10. ADA Ramp Program 1600 1402 1427 1400 1242 1200 1000Ramps 768 800 600 370 400 200 112 74 10 0 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 Fiscal Year
  • 11. Traffic Signals:FY-2012• 6 new signals programmed, 2 constructed.• 2 pedestrian/school crossing improvements programmed.• 12 left-turn upgrades programmed, 5 constructed.• Beginning programmatic replacement of LED signal lamps.FY-2011• 11 new signals programmed, 10 constructed.• 10 pedestrian/school crossing improvements constructed.• 17 left-turn upgrades constructed.• 3 reconstructed signals in other projects.
  • 12. Safety Spot Improvement:FY-2012• 3 barrier/guardrail improvements programmed.• 3 shoulder improvements programmed.• 2 signing/pavement markings improvements programmed.FY-2011• 4 barrier/guardrail improvements.• 4 shoulder improvements.• 2 rumble strip projects.• 2 signing/pavement markings improvements constructed• 2 intersection modifications.
  • 13. FY-2013 Funding Request Program FY-2012 FY-2013 Change Traffic Signal $7.0 million $7.0 million $0 Safety Spot $2.0 million $2.0 million $0 Lighting $300,000 $300,000 $0 Signing $400,000 $400,000 $0 Barrier $300,000 $300,000 $0 ADA Ramp $500,000 $0 -$500,000 Total $10.5 $10.0 -$500,000