Maryland Traffic Slows Down Following Anti-Speeding Effort
At the AASHTO Committee on Safety Meeting in April 2022, Tim Kerns and Vivian Berra Figuereo of the Maryland Department of Transportation reported on a speed management demonstration project in Bishopville, Maryland. The project was funded by a grant from GHSA, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), and the National Road Safety Foundation (NRSF). The project combined enforcement, engineering, and public outreach, resulting in a 9% decrease in average speeds. During […]
Delaware Department of Transportation: Context-Sensitive Speed Limit Setting
The Delaware Department of Transportation is adjusting its approach to speed limit setting.
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 […]
TowardZeroDeaths.org has a new look
Welcome to the new and improved TowardZeroDeaths.org and thank you for spending time to learn, improve and share your traffic safety strategies. Toward Zero Deaths: The National Strategy in Highway Safety remains the cornerstone of the website, but with improvements to functionality and navigation across the entire site. The website has been restructured with you […]
TZD Participates in New Road To Zero Coalition to End Roadway Fatalities
In 2016 alone, more than 40,000 people died on U.S. roads, a number that saw a 6 percent increase from 2015 and a 14 percent increase from 2014, according to the National Safety Council. This increase is the highest in more than five decades. On top of that, more than 4.5 million motor vehicle injuries […]