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1 Toward Zero Deaths Regional SHSP Road Show Meeting presented by Virginia Strategic Highway Safety Plan December 1,

2 Welcome & Introductions Purpose of the Meeting Objectives & Key Outcomes Agenda» SHSP Overview Infrastructure Solutions Behavioral Solutions» Regional Initiatives» Safety Challenges in the Region» Breakout Sessions» Results 2

3 3 Introductions

4 4 SHSP Overview

5 What is an SHSP? Comprehensive, multi-stakeholder plan that sets goals and strategies to reduce highway deaths and injuries: Statewide, multimodal highway safety plan Coordinated framework for reducing deaths and serious injuries Involvement of Federal, state, local, and private sector stakeholders: 4Es Required to be updated every five years 5

6 Vision, Mission, Goal Vision» Toward Zero Deaths. All roadway users should arrive safely at their destinations Mission» To save lives and reduce injuries through a data driven strategic approach that uses enforcement, education, engineering, and emergency response strategies Goal» To reduce highway deaths and serious injuries by half by Year Objectives» To reduce deaths and serious injuries by 3 percent per year 6

7 Coordinated Planning Metropolitan Transportation Plans Statewide Transportation Plan (Long-Range Plan) State Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP) Commercial Vehicle Safety Plan Other State Plans Transportation Improvement Program (Metropolitan) Highway Safety Improvement Program Highway Safety Plan Transit Rail Bike/Ped State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) 7

8 Safety Funding SHSP Strategies & Action Steps Highway Safety Improvement Program Projects Highway Safety Plan Programs & Activities Infrastructure Projects Behavioral Safety Grants 8

9 2016 Update Conduct SWOT Identify emphasis areas Review data & propose new 5 year objectives» 2% reduction per year for fatalities & fatality rate» 5% reduction per year for serious injuries & serious injury rate Emphasis area team meetings» Identify strategies and action steps 9

10 Emphasis Areas Identify emphasis areas» Roadway Departure» Intersections» Impaired Driving» Occupant Protection» Speed» Young Drivers» Pedestrians» Bicyclists Special Safety Areas» Data» Connected / Autonomous Vehicles» EMS 10

11 SHSP Update and Safety Reporting Establish Executive Committee Charter Executive Committee and/or Governor Endorses SHSP E.C. reviews performance report and provides leadership direction Update SHSP Get local/ public input Finalize SHSP Implement and regularly evaluate SHSP performance and progress Prepare for next SHSP update Road Show Meetings (November - December)» Nine regional meetings» Gather input into any additional changes or revisions to statewide plan» Identify ways to implement the plan locally 11

12 SHSP Update and Safety Reporting Draft updated plan prepared (Nov/December) Steering Committee Meeting (January 2017)» Review and approve updated SHSP FHWA approval and SHSP Signing event (March 2017) Statewide and regional implementation begins (Apr 2017) State submittal of 2018 (first annual) safety targets to NHTSA and FHWA (May-Aug 2017) MPOs support VA-wide or submit own 2018 targets (March 2018) 12

13 Annual Safety Targets SHSP Measurable Objectives 13 Highway Safety Improvement Program Report Targets VDOT MPOs Set own targets Adopt state targets Identical Annual Targets Fatalities Serious Injuries Fatality Rate Serious Injury Rate Bike + Ped Fatality and Serious Injuries Highway Safety Plan Targets DMV

14 14 Statewide Safety Solutions

15 Infrastructure Solutions Roadway Departure» Reduce the likelihood of leaving the travel lane(s) Identify routes and segments, provide training; post appropriate speed limits Expand use of centerline, edge line, and shoulder rumble strips and stripes, pavement markings, markers, and other devices Improve shoulders, roadway geometry, and enhance pavement friction Implement roadway conversions/road diets, medians, and other complete streets principals» Minimize the adverse consequences Incorporate the use of roadside safety devices Promote improving ditch and back slope designs Remove, relocate, shield, or delineate trees, utilities, and other fixed objects» 15

16 Infrastructure Solutions Intersections» Reduce intersections and interchange crashes Deploy enhanced traffic signal control technologies; adjust signal timing; apply access management practices, provide training Assess for alternative geometric design; consider traditional innovative designs; provide for pedestrians and bicyclists» Improve compliance with traffic control devices Improve knowledge and comprehension; enhance signs, signals, markings, and markers, rumble strips/stripes, lighting, and ITS enhancements; promote corridor reviews; reduce red-light running 16

17 Infrastructure Solutions Pedestrian» Identify locations Improve data collection and use; identify pedestrian infrastructure needs; target improvements; install paved shoulders, sidewalks, shared use paths, or trails; reduce pedestrian roadway crossing exposure Provide enhancements (high visibility markings, countdown signals, etc.); develop pedestrian action plans» Educate on driver and pedestrian awareness Disseminate materials on compliance with traffic control and proper right-of-way; conduct pedestrian safety outreach and education; educate and implement safer walking to schools» Increase compliance with existing laws Conduct targeted enforcement Create or adapt materials for police/public education 17

18 Infrastructure Solutions Bicycles» Integrate bicycle safety into the planning, design, operations, and maintenance Identify locations with high bicycle activity or collision density; provide training and guidance; reduce bicycle exposure to vehicular traffic and vehicle speeds» Educate bicyclists and motorists on improving safety Prepare outreach to advise and educate bicyclists to use head lamps, flashing beacons, reflective material, etc.; promote Sharing the Roads in Virginia pocket guides; provide knowledge and practice on cycle safety to children» Enforce bicycle traffic laws Enforce dangerous behavior of both motorists and bicyclists Create videos on bicycle laws for police training/public education 18

19 Highway Safety Plan Overview Identify Virginia s traffic safety issues Description of projects and activities to achieve goals Performance measures for each goal 19

20 Plan s Overall Strategies Program committees to advise on each emphasis area High visibility enforcement Paid, earned and owned media Education and training 20

21 Highway Safety Plan Areas Occupant Protection: CIOT, Save Your Tailgate, Get it Together Impaired Driving: CheckPoint Strike Force, DUI task forces, DRE program, distracted driving summit/outreach Pedestrian/Bicycle: Street Smart, Sharing the Road pocket guide, bike rodeos, RVA Bikeways Young Drivers: DOE s Parent-Teen Guide, Partners for Safe Teen Driving, YOVASO Speed: High visibility enforcement, media relations Traffic Records: Problem identification, analysis 21

22 Special Safety Areas Data» Traffic Records Coordinating Committee (TRCC)» Traffic Records Electronic Data System (TREDS)» Commercial vehicle crash reporting system (SafetyNet)» Improved tools and methodologies Connected/Autonomous Vehicles (CV/AV)» Maximize potential safety benefits for all users Partnering with manufacturers and researchers to support CV/AV Increase awareness of and the benefits associated with CV/AV Emergency Medical Services» Develop an effective, consistent, and coordinated incident response program» Reduce crash injury severity outcomes 22

23 Discussion SHSP Strategies & Actions» Review statewide approach» Provide suggestions for changes 23

24 24 Regional Initiatives DMV Highway Safety Office Department of Transportation Virginia State Police

25 Regional Projects CLICK IT OR TICKET DRIVE SOBER OR GET PULLED OVER LAND AIR AND SPEED CMV CHILD SEAT TECHNICIAN 60 GRANTS = $2,270,377 25

26 26 Safety Challenges

27 How is Virginia Doing? Seriously Injuried People Thousands Annual Fatalities and Serious Injuries and Objectives ,200 1, Fatalities Observed Serious Injuries Serious Injuries Objectives Observed Fatalities Fatalities Objectives 0

28 Statewide Fatalities & Serious Injuries 28

29 Regional Fatalities and Serious Injuries See VDOT District specific Safety Data Tables on SHSP page 29

30 30 Breakout Groups

31 Regional Safety Priorities Identify top safety problems» Place dots in three of the spaces on the large poster Breakout groups Bring your handout» Meet for 15 minutes» Move to next breakout group; meet for 15 minutes» Move to third breakout group Facilitators to report out 31

32 Breakout Group Instructions Identify opportunities to advance safety in the region» Identify SHSP strategies/actions to be implemented in the region» Discuss new and ongoing safety plans, programs, and/or projects in the region» Identify the top needs in the region to initiate or implement safety plans, programs, and/or projects in the region 32

33 Report Out Key Themes» Changes to the statewide plan» SHSP strategies/actions to be implemented regionally» New strategies and actions for the region 33

34 34 Next Steps

35 How You Can Participate Join an Emphasis Area Team» Participate in quarterly meetings» Discuss progress of action step implementation and coordinate next steps» Volunteer to be an action step leader Work with partners to implement the action step. Update the EA team leader quarterly on accomplishments Report progress Notify the EA team leader of challenges Participate in regional activities» Identify an action to implement» Report on progress 35

36 Next Steps Statewide Emphasis Area Teams» Review any changes from regional meetings Final review of SHSP by Steering Committee Final approval by SHSP Executive Committee Launch of updated plan at media event Statewide and regional action planning and implementation Contact: Stephen Read, VDOT

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