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IDAHO’S CRASH PROBLEM & PROGRAMS. Toward Zero Deaths, Every Life Counts. Goals. Mission - Zero traffic deaths on Idaho roads Fewer than 200 annual traffic deaths by 2012. Toward Zero Deaths, Every Life Counts. Idaho’s Problem. 232 people killed in 2008

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IDAHO’S CRASH PROBLEM

& PROGRAMS

Toward Zero Deaths, Every Life Counts


Goals

  • Mission - Zero traffic deaths on Idaho roads

  • Fewer than 200 annual traffic deaths by 2012

Toward Zero Deaths, Every Life Counts


Idaho’s Problem

  • 232 people killed in 2008

  • Fathers, mothers, children, brothers and sisters

  • Leading cause of death in Idaho for 1 to 34

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Fatality Location

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Fatalities by Quarter

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Serious Injuries

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Economic Costs of Crashes

  • $2.6 billion, $1700 per Idahoan in 2008

  • Society pays 75% of total crash costs

  • Society pays 85% of medical costs

  • 87% of public know they are paying these costs

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Behavior

  • Aggressive Driving - 45%

  • Inattentive Driving - 30%

  • Safety Restraints - 29%

  • Impaired Driving - 24%

  • Youthful Driver - 18%

  • Vulnerable Users -17%

  • Commercial Vehicles – 9%

  • Motorcycle - 8%

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Current Programs

  • Idaho Highway Safety Coalition

  • Statewide Mobilizations including paid media and enforcement

  • Law Enforcement Liaison Program

  • Alive at 25 Program

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Infrastructure

  • Lane departure – 45%

    • Single Vehicle Run-Off-Road – 35%

    • Head On/Side Swipe – 10%

  • Intersections - 27%

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Proven Roadway Countermeasures

  • Rumble Strips and Stripes

  • Safety Edge

  • Roundabouts

  • Turn Lanes at Stop Controlled Intersections

  • Yellow Clearance Intervals

  • Road Safety Audits and Follow-up Actions

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Idaho’s Safety Philosophy

  • Continued focus on severe crashes

  • Focus on system-wide improvements

  • Continue to focus on point locations

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Crash Response

  • Quick and effective response

  • Safety of emergency responders

  • Appropriate training and equipment

  • Re-opening of roadway

  • Provide for accurate crash data

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Summary

  • Partnerships

  • Data

  • Culture

  • Commitment

  • Evaluation

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Contact Information

  • Brent Jennings, P.E.

    • State Hwy Operations & Safety Engineer

    • 208-334-8557

    • Brent.Jennings@itd.idaho.gov

  • Mary Hunter

    • Highway Safety Manager

    • 208-334-8101

    • Mary.Hunter@itd.idaho.gov

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