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DRIVING ZERO FATALITIES TO A REALITY . Priscilla Tobias, PE State Safety Engineer Illinois Dept of Transportation. ILLINOIS LOCAL SAFETY INITIATIVE. 102 Counties 145,000 Roadway Miles 900+ Fatalities 12,000 Serious Injuries State Routes: 16 % Roadway Miles 65 % VMT

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DRIVING ZERO FATALITIES TO A REALITY

  • Priscilla Tobias, PE
  • State Safety Engineer
  • Illinois Dept of Transportation

ILLINOIS LOCAL SAFETY INITIATIVE

illinois stats

102 Counties

  • 145,000 Roadway Miles
  • 900+ Fatalities
  • 12,000 Serious Injuries
  • State Routes:
    • 16 % Roadway Miles
    • 65 % VMT
    • 52%-39% Total Fatalities
  • Local Roadways
    • 84 % Roadway Miles
    • 35 % VMT
    • 48%-39%-61% Total Fatalities
Illinois Stats
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Illinois SHSP: Success to Safety

Driving Zero Fatalities to a Reality

Partnering for Illinois

challenges
Challenges
  • Number of Crashes Related to Miles of Rdway
  • Lack of Safety Data-Crash & Roadway
      • $1M Local Crash Location Project
      • Linear Referencing System All Public Roads
      • ADT
  • Safety Funding
      • Increased from $747K to $12M
  • Wide Range of Needs
      • Technical Expertise and Staffing
illinois fatalities
ILLINOIS FATALITIES

Lowest Since 1921:

37% Reduction

10 year average: 1450

county safety workshops
County Safety Workshops
  • Key Multi-Discipline Safety Partner Collaboration
    • Each County Create Local Safety Committee
  • Provide High Level Data Analysis Tools
    • Characteristics & Factors Contributing to Severe Crashes
    • Direct Efforts & Resources to Data Driven Problem Areas to Reduce Fatalities & Serious Injuries.
  • Identify Safety Emphasis Areas & Strategies
    • Develop County SHSP
    • Identify Systemic Initiatives
    • Link to Long Range Transportation Plan
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County Safety Workshops
  • Focus Enforcement & Education in Targeted Areas
  • Develop a Prioritized List of HSIP Eligible Safety Projects
  • Identify Potential RSA/Safety Review Locations
  • Identify Safety Projects/Initiatives
    • Areas, Corridors, Segments & Intersections Experiencing a Higher Number of Severe Crashes.
kab crashes 2007 2011

Heat Maps

Identify Priority Locations within Urban Areas

KAB crashes 2007 - 2011
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Calibrated Illinois Crash Data for HSM Use

  • Modified HSM Prediction Tool
  • 5% Percent Locations
  • Identified High Risk Rural Roads
  • Crash Rates for all Public Roads by District
  • Systemwide Curve Analysis
  • Systematic Analysis Guidance
  • Expanded B/C Tool
  • Providing IDOT and Consultant Technical Expertise

Expanded Data Analysis Tools To Include Local Roadways

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Road Safety Assessments

  • Multi-Discipline RSA Teams
  • Policy
  • Training
  • Road Safety Reviews
  • Use Updated HSM Prediction Spreadsheet Tool to Evaluate Impact of Proposed Safety Strategies
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Illinois SHSP: Success to Safety

Driving Zero Fatalities to a Reality

Partnering for Illinois

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Priscilla Tobias, PEState Safety EngineerIllinois Dept of Transportationpriscilla.tobias@illinois.gov217-782-3568