Guidance for Implementation of the AASHTO Strategic Highway Safety Plan

In 1998, AASHTO approved the Strategic Highway Safety Plan that was developed by the AASHTO Standing Committee for Highway Traffic Safety with the assistance of the Federal Highway Administration, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and the Transportation Research Board Committee on Transportation Safety Management. The plan includes strategies in 22 key emphasis areas that affect highway safety. The goal is to reduce the annual number of highway deaths by at least 5,000 by 2004. Each of the 22 emphasis areas includes strategies and an outline of what is needed to implement each strategy. To reduce the number of fatalities, agencies must continue the effective measures that they are using and implement new strategies. This research will develop guidance to assist state and local highway agencies with implementing strategies to reduce fatalities by 10 to 15 percent each in a number of emphasis areas. The objective of this research is to develop and validate guidance documents to assist state and local agencies with reducing fatalities in targeted areas. This project will focus on the following areas: Phase I - aggressive driving, head-on and run-off-the-road crashes on two-lane roads, drivers with suspended and revoked licenses, hazardous trees, and unsignalized intersections; Phase II - signalized intersections, older drivers, unbelted drivers and occupants, pedestrians, horizontal curves, utility poles, and heavy trucks; Phase III - distracted/fatigued drivers, work zone crashes, motorcycle crashes, rural emergency management services, and alcohol related crashes; Phase IV - head-on crashes on freeways, crashes involving bicyclists, crashes involving younger drivers, speed, and safety data and analysis.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $4247915.00
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 17-18(03)

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

    444 North Capitol Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001
  • Project Managers:

    Niessner, Charles

  • Performing Organizations:

    CH2M Hill, Incorporated

    8501 W. Higgins Road, Suite 300
    Chicago, IL  United States  60631-
  • Principal Investigators:

    Slack, Kevin

  • Start Date: 20000322
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20090630
  • Source Data: RiP Project 11839

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01462922
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Cooperative Highway Research Program
  • Contract Numbers: Project 17-18(03)
  • Files: RiP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 2:13PM