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A Tool to Save Lives, Time, and $$$
June 23, 2006
Business of Saving Lives
The Safety Problem Is Global The Safety Solution Is Local and Personal
* NHTSA FARS; as of 5/2006
Highway deaths have remained relatively constant–
43,200 (2005) 42,636 (2004) and…
The fatality rate is unacceptably high: 1.44 deaths per 100 million VMT
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Planning and conducting a campaign on a broad scale.
“The BIG PICTURE”
“To reduce deaths, injuries, and economic costs resulting from motor vehicle crashes.”
“Safest Drivers, Safest Roads.”
Prioritization of emphasis areas
Measurable success indicators
Transportation Asset Management for Roadway Safety
The Connection ……
A strategic approach to managing transportation infrastructure
--- AASHTO Asset Management Guide
It’s about Decision making...
...At every level
...With performance measures
...And feedback at all levels
In 2000, FHWA with AASHTO undertook a study to establish a baseline of current roadway safety hardware management practices, needs, and interest in enhancements.
Guardrails / Attenuators
What is Safety Hardware
What other states are doing.............
Why bother with an AMS Roadway Safety?
Save Lives, Time and $$$
Asset Management for Roadway Safety
For more information...
AASHTO Transportation Asset Management Website
Thomas Van, P.E.
Office of Asset Management
Rudolph Umbs, P. E.
Office of Safety