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Regional Safety Plan Updates

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An update report from South Central Regional Transportation Safety Coalition (December 2013)

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Regional Safety Plan Updates

  1. 1. 1 2013 South Central Regional Transportation Safety Updates By: Rudynah Capone For SHSP Implementation Meeting on Dec. 10, 2013
  2. 2. Regional Goal: Halve Fatalities by 2030 75 67 57 47 38 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 3-Yr Avg ('09- '11) 2015 2020 2025 2030 HOUMA Target Fatalities 2
  3. 3.  Now on our 3rd year of implementing the South Central Regional Transportation Safety Plan  Our coalition met last August 15 and November 21, 2013  SCRTSP Team Leaders met on July 22 and August 2 to update plans  Formed new alliances with State Farm and Hahnville H.S.  Participated in the Statewide SHSP Meetings in June & Oct.  Houma-Thibodaux MPO received the AMPO Award 3 Accomplishments since May 2013
  4. 4. Accomplishments since May 2013  SCSCP / SCPDC received the National Roadway Safety Award 2013 for our proactive, data-driven Regional Safety Plan (SCRTSP) – featured on the Noteworthy Practices Guide 2013 4 This year’s awardees
  5. 5. 5 Around 90% completed Alcohol-Related EA– Implementation Status Summary
  6. 6.  SHSP Grant proposal to purchase DWI BAT Mobile was approved  Supported the Drive Sober Labor Day Mobilization – Law Enforcement agencies held daily saturation patrols  Implemented No Refusal Policy during 4th of July, Labor Day, and now ongoing for Holiday Enforcement  Conducted the Data-Driven Approaches to Crime and Traffic Safety Workshop on June 26-28, 2013 (8 agencies participated)  Continued support for St. John DA’s conduct of DWI/Substance Abuse Classes in St. John Parish – 9 classes completed  Participated in Drug Recognition Expert Training last September (Troop C had an officer trained)  Kicked off Troop C’s Zero for December Campaign, with a MADD Xmas Lighting Ceremony last Nov. 21 (ATC agent gave a little talk on underage drinking enforcement) 6 Alcohol-Related EA– Completed/Ongoing / Future Projects
  7. 7. 7 Around 80% completed Occupant Protection – Action Plan Implementation Status Summary
  8. 8.  LE agencies doubled efforts for nighttime enforcement & dual DWI/seatbelt checkpoints during Click it or Ticket Memorial Week mobilization, National Passenger Safety Week and Thanksgiving Week  Click it or Ticket was highly promoted on local newspapers and social media pages  Conducted more CPS check events on May 29, June 22 and Oct. 12 (checked a total of at least 250 seats in 12 events including those at health units since January 2013). Close to 100 seats were replaced.  Buckle Up – Thanksgiving Campaign done in time for Zero for December Campaign Kickoff  Partnered with LPSTF and State Farm for Saved by the Belt Program – done during the Celebrate My Drive teen safety event in St. Charles Parish  Planning for Seatbelt Incentive Program. Items like “I Got Caught… wearing my seat belt” Shirts and Buckle Up pens will be distributed to belt users at school zone checkpoints 8 Biggest CPS event @ AMC Palace Theatre 142 seats checked, 50 replaced Occupant Protection EA– Completed/Ongoing/ Future Projects
  9. 9. 9 Around 70% completed Young Drivers EA– Implementation Status Summary
  10. 10.  Marked the Teen Driver Safety Week via 2 events - (1) Teen Safety Photo & Video Contest Kickoff and (2) Celebrate My Drive – both sponsored by State Farm  Supported the Teen LA HEAT (Highway Endangerment Awareness Training) Program 150 participants – Safety Town scenario was created  School presentations , fatal vision goggle demos and DWI court lectures were conducted by LE agencies, MADD and ADAC 10 Young Drivers EA– Completed / Ongoing / Future Projects
  11. 11.  Ongoing – Teen Safety Photo and Video Contest “Capturing Safety Through the Lens” Entries are due on January 30, 2014  Still working on getting the Sudden Impact Program up & running 11 Young Drivers EA– Completed / Ongoing / Future Projects
  12. 12. 12 Around 65% completed Infrastructure & Operations EA Implementation Status Summary Completed / Ongoing/ Future Projects  Did the IO Plan Review on July 30, 2013  Met up with City of Thibodaux and Lafourche to review local road safety assessment results and projects  Continued RSA Initiative and followed up on Local Road Safety Program efforts  Roadway Mitigation on Curves is in substantial progress – Location maps and data were provided to all 6 parishes  Road Safety Field Review in Terrebonne – set for December 18
  13. 13.  Quarterly Meetings  Updates on progress- Next Annual Review will be on February 20, 2014  Continuing Successful Projects and identifying new ideas  Aggressive marketing and local media outreach via biweekly press releases and bimonthly newsletters  Annual Summits and Expos  More regional and local trainings  Seeking out other funding to support programs 13 Continuing Towards Zero
  14. 14. 14 Continuing Towards Zero Questions? Contact Rudynah Capone (985) 851-2900 rudynah@scpdc.org

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