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 […]
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 […]
Louisiana DOTD recently added an equity component to its traffic safety Safe Routes project scoring criteria, with encouraging results.
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