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IRR Safety Management System. Bureau of Indian Affairs & Federal Lands Highway. 15th NW Tribal Transportation Symposium. Outline. What is known about Tribal transportation safety Define Safety Management System BIA Safety Management System. What is known.

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irr safety management system

IRR Safety Management System

Bureau of Indian Affairs

&

Federal Lands Highway

15th NW Tribal Transportation Symposium

outline
Outline
  • What is known about Tribal transportation safety
  • Define Safety Management System
  • BIA Safety Management System
what is known
What is known
  • Motor vehicle fatalities are the

leading cause of death of Indian people ages 1 through 44.

  • Alcohol is the leading cause of

motor vehicle crashes.

  • Motor vehicle fatality rate among Indians is 2 to 3 times the rate for non- Indians.

Source: INDIAN STATE TRAFFIC RECORDS ASSESSMENT April 25 - 29, 2005

what is known4

Tribal Reservations with Safety Belt Use Subject to Tribal Traffic Law Enforcement

Area Number Total Population* % Native American*

Great Lakes 13 39,797 30%

Northern Plains 20 162,659 60%

Northwest 29 101,425 34%

South Central 11 52,850 19%

South & East 33 33,496 65%

Southwest 71 322,023 80%

Total 177 712,250 61%_____

*Source: 2000 U.S. Census

Source: Safety Belt Use Estimate for Native American “Tribal Reservations”Subject to Tribal Law and Tribal Traffic Enforcement. NHTSA Traffic Tech Publications Number 304 September 2005

What is known
what is known5
What is known
  • belt use rate
    • male passengers in pickups 39.1%
    • female drivers of SUVs 67.7 %.

Source: Safety Belt Use Estimate for Native American “Tribal Reservations”Subject to Tribal Law and Tribal Traffic Enforcement. NHTSA Traffic Tech Publications Number 304 September 2005

what is known6
What is known
  • Reservations had primary safety belt laws. Use rate 68.6%.
  • Reservations had secondary belt laws. Use rate 53.2%
  • No belt use laws. Use rate 26.4%.

Source: Safety Belt Use Estimate for Native American “Tribal Reservations”Subject to Tribal Law and Tribal Traffic Enforcement. NHTSA Traffic Tech Publications Number 304 September 2005

addressing transportation safety

Addressing Transportation Safety

Safety Management System

development of sms for indian reservation roads
Development of SMS for Indian Reservation Roads
  • FHWA published rule on February 7, 2004

Title: Federal Lands Highway Program; Management Systems Pertaining to the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Indian Reservation Roads Program

various management systems
Various Management Systems
  • Pavement
  • Bridge
  • Safety
  • Congestion
what is a safety management system
What is a Safety Management System?
  • A Tool used by decision makers to have the ability to systematically identify, prioritize, correct, and evaluate the performance of their transportation safety investments.
sms goal
SMS Goal

Ensuring that improvements to roadway safety are:

  • Identified
  • Considered
  • Implemented
  • Evaluated
sms application
SMS Application

During all phases of development:

  • Planning
  • Design
  • Construction
  • Operation
  • Maintenance
purpose
Purpose

Provide a strategic approach for:

  • Transportation planning
  • Program development
  • Project selection
approach
Approach
  • Strategic Highway Safety Plan for Indian Lands
  • Indian Reservation Roads Safety Management Implementation Plan
did you know
Did You Know?

Improvements at Intersections Reduction in Fatality Rate

Sight distance improvements 56 percent

New traffic signals 53 percent

Turning lanes and traffic channelization 47 percent

Bridge Improvements Reduction in Fatality Rate

New bridge 86 percent

Upgrade bridge rail 75 percent

Widening a bridge 49 percent

Roadway Improvements Reduction in Fatality Rate

Construct median for traffic separation 73 percent

Realign roadway 66 percent

Groove pavement for skid treatment 33 percent

Widen or improve shoulder 22 percent

Roadside Improvements Reduction in Fatality Rate

Upgrade median barrier 66 percent

New median barrier 63 percent

Source: TRIP Publication February 2005

http://www.tripnet.org/hsfactsheet.htm

emphasis areas
Emphasis Areas

1) decision making processes

2) data collection

3) run off the road crashes

4) occupant protection/child restraint

5) alcohol/drug impaired driving

6) other driver behavior and awareness

7) drivers under the age of 35

8) pedestrian safety.

steering committee
Steering Committee
  • Ensuring that the intent of the strategic plan is preserved
  • Monitoring of transportation safety statistics in Indian Lands
  • Sharing successes and best practices
  • Development of an action specific Safety Management System Implementation Plan.
sms committee
SMS Committee

Back Row: left to right

  • Cordell Ringell –Montana/Wyoming Tribal Leaders Council
  • Kirk Vinish – Lummi Nation
  • Jon Otterson – Spokane Tribe
  • Bob Bini – FLH DC
  • Rudy Umps – FHWA DC
  • Greg Schertz – FLH CFL

Front Row: right to left

  • Marcia Marsh – WA State FARS
  • LeRoy Gishi – BIADOT
  • Joseph Bonga – BIA NWRO
  • Craig Genzlinger – MT/FHWA
  • Kyle Kitchel – BIA NWRO
  • Chimai Ngo – FLH DC