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Aashto and the highway safety manual hsm

AASHTO and the Highway Safety Manual (HSM)

A Strategic Approach to Implementation

Priscilla Tobias, PE

State Safety Engineer

Illinois Department of Transportation


Aashto goal 2

AASHTO Goal 2

Institutionalize the AASHTO Highway Safety Manual (HSM) and its associated analytical tools to make data-driven decisions, advance the science of safety, and to ultimately reduce fatalities and serious injuries.


Partnerships and collaboration

Partnerships and Collaboration

  • AASHTO Standing Committee on Highway Traffic Safety

  • AASHTO Subcommittee on Safety Management

  • TRB Highway Safety Performance Committee

  • FHWA Office of Safety

  • TRB & NCHRP


Technical safety publication oversight and coordination hsm

Technical Safety Publication Oversight and Coordination (HSM)

  • Priscilla Tobias (SM)-Chair

  • Michael Curtit (SM)-Vice Chair

  • Anne Holder (SM)

  • Dan Magri (SM)

  • Robert Hull (SM)

  • Bruce Ibarguen (Traffic Engineering)

  • Mark Bott (Traffic Engineering)

  • Mike Manthey (Traffic Engineering)

  • Bart Thrasher (Design)

  • (Design)

  • Tim Colling (Michigan LTAP)

  • John Milton (TRB)

  • Breland Gowan (TRB)

  • Tim Neuman (TRB)


Strategy 1

Strategy 1

Gain leadership support of the importance of and full implementation of the HSM


Strategy 1 action items

Strategy 1 –Action Items

  • Build support among agency leadership, other AASHTO Committees, Subcommittees, and Board of Directors for the HSM to advance HSM implementation and dedicate necessary resources.


Strategy 1 action items1

Strategy 1-Action Items

  • Establish and maintain an HSM Coordinating Committee comprised of key representatives from AASHTO, TRB Highway Safety Performance Committee, FHWA, TRB, and NCHRP to sustain and advance HSM implementation among the various organizations and agencies.


Strategy 1 action items2

Strategy 1-Action Items

  • Establish and maintain a HSM Implementation Pool Fund as a mechanism to advance ongoing efforts by lead states to implement the HSM and to expand implementation to all states.


Strategy 2

Strategy 2

Establish and implement a roadmap to advance the implementation of the HSM.


Strategy 2 action items

Strategy 2-Action Items

  • Partner with FHWA and lead states to develop a national roadmap.

  • Utilize the HSM Lead State Peer to Peer Workshop to develop state implementation plans.

  • Establish a methodology to evaluate and assess implementation efforts.


Strategy 2 action items1

Strategy 2-Action Items

  • Utilize NCHRP 17-50 to advance HSM implementation among lead states.

  • Expand HSM implementation to all state agencies.

  • Share best practices and lessons learned with safety practitioners in other agencies.


Strategy 2 action items2

Strategy 2-Action Items

  • Utilize state HSM champions to promote support for implementation activities in other agencies.

  • Identify technical support needs and develop processes or products to address these needs.

  • Promote coordination with local agencies to increase focus on local road safety.


Strategy 3

Strategy 3

Incorporate the HSM and supporting analytical tools for science based safety decisions into Toward Zero Deaths: a National Strategy on Highway Safety, state Strategic Highway Safety Plans (SHSP), Highway Safety Improvement Programs (HSIP), Road Safety Assessments (RSAs) and other safety programs.


Strategy 4

Strategy 4

Based on recommendations from NCHRP 17-48: Development of a Strategic National Highway Infrastructure Safety Research Agenda and input from safety practitioners, identify needs to advance HSM implementation and development of future editions and advocate for funding to support research and development of necessary tools.


Strategy 4 action items

Strategy 4-Action Items

  • Maintain a link with the HSM Implementation Pool Fund (Strategy 1) as a mechanism to advance ongoing research efforts by lead states to implement the HSM and to expand implementation to all states.

  • Convey importance of proposed research to other AASHTO committees and others as appropriate.

  • Promote committee and subcommittee member participation in research panels.


Strategy 5

Strategy 5

Establish a strategic plan for development of future editions of the HSM


Strategy 5 action items

Strategy 5-Action Items

  • Communicate with users and researchers to identify and prioritize needs and research gaps to fully implement the HSM and advance future editions of the HSM.

  • Document Communication of Interim Materials and Resources of HSM---Task Group communicate mechanism


Strategy 6

Strategy 6

Incorporate the knowledge an processes for scientific-based safety methods throughout the planning and programming process.


Strategy 6 action items

Strategy 6-Action Items

  • Coordinate with other AASHTO Committees and Subcommittees to promote incorporation into other AASHTO publications.

  • Utilize state HSM champions to promote incorporation into the planning and programming processes within their agencies.


Questions

Questions???

Priscilla Tobias, PE

Illinois Department of Transportation

217-782-3568

[email protected]


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