Equity and Traffic Safety at Caltrans
The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) began developing their groundwork for safety and equity to come together. Over the past two years, Caltrans has made strides forward in this goal, starting with establishing a new Division of Safety Programs to build California’s Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP) on four safety-focused principles: Double Down on What Works Accelerate Advanced Technology […]
How Ohio DOT Advanced Equity in Traffic Safety with HSIP Funds
In Fall 2021, Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) adjusted its Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) process to include with equity components in scoring. Their HSIP process now integrates crash data with correlated U.S. Census data. Based on ODOT research, in Ohio, fatal and serious injury crashes are overrepresented by 9.8% within Census block groups that have a poverty rate (population with income […]
Equity and the Louisiana Safe Routes to Public Places Program
Louisiana DOTD recently added an equity component to its traffic safety Safe Routes project scoring criteria, with encouraging results.
New Resources for Equity, Safe Systems and Traffic Safety
New materials from traffic safety partners are featured: GHSA Addressing the Role of Behavioral Safety in Safe Systems, ITE Case Studies on Implementing the Safe System Approach in the U.S., GHSA Analysis of Traffic Fatalities by Race and Ethnicity, and info from the Traffic Safety Culture Pooled Fund
Engaging Citizens in Traffic Safety Culture
What is traffic safety citizenship? How do you tap into the people in your community most likely to stand up for traffic safety? Learn about this non-traditional approach to traffic safety and find insights in the Pooled Fund research project.
AASHTO and Toward Zero Deaths Join Call for Zero Traffic Deaths by 2050
The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) and Toward Zero Deaths (TZD) partnered with Road to Zero Coalition, Vision Zero Network, Families for Safe Streets, and dozens more organizations and individuals by co-signing a letter to President Joe Biden to urge him to commit the efforts of the federal government to achieve […]