Asset Management A Tool to Save Lives, Time, and $$$. June 23, 2006. Business of Saving Lives. The Safety Problem Is Global The Safety Solution Is Local and Personal . Plateau in Motor Vehicle Fatality Trend in U.S. 43,200 2005*. 44,599. 2.08. 1.44.
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A Tool to Save Lives, Time, and $$$
June 23, 2006
* 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.”
A strategic approach to managing transportation infrastructure
--- AASHTO Asset Management Guide
...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
Save Lives, Time and $$$
AASHTO Transportation Asset Management Website
Thomas Van, P.E.
Office of Asset Management
Rudolph Umbs, P. E.
Office of Safety