Implementing Safe Systems Approach in Project Development

In 2021, traffic collisions resulted in 806 fatalities and over 30,000 injuries in Kentucky. The Cabinet administers safety initiatives through its Office of Highway Safety, the Highway Safety Improvement Program, and efforts focused on work zone safety (e.g., participating in and publicizing National Work Zone Awareness Week). Although project purpose and need statements often mention safety, a safe systems approach would offer additional opportunities to focus on safety during project development as it offers a comprehensive set of principles and objectives to underwrite system design and operations. Integrating this approach into project development can help Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) meet safe systems objectives and improve public safety.


    • English


    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $150000
    • Contract Numbers:

      KYSPR 24-650

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

      200 Mero Street
      Frankfort, KY  United States  40622
    • Performing Organizations:

      University of Kentucky, Lexington

      Kentucky Transportation Center College of Engineering, 176 Raymond Building
      Lexington, KY  United States  40506-0281
    • Principal Investigators:

      Gibson, Bryan

    • Start Date: 20230701
    • Expected Completion Date: 20250630
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

    Subject/Index Terms

    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01893242
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: University of Kentucky, Lexington
    • Contract Numbers: KYSPR 24-650
    • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Sep 14 2023 8:49AM