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Suggested Citation:"APPENDIX A Survey Questionnaires." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2003. Roadway Safety Tools for Local Agencies. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/21959.
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33 APPENDIX A Survey Questionnaires To complete this survey, fill out the questionnaire, print and fax the completed survey form to (307) 766-6784, or mail the completed survey form to: Eugene M. Wilson 3212 Reynolds Street Laramie, WY 82072 NCHRP Synthesis 33-06 Roadway Safety Tools for Local Agencies “Tools” are defined in a broad sense to include systems, procedures, practices, software, and other activities and actions beneficial in aiding local agencies to improve their roadway safety. The focus is on safety tools that are associated with physical and operational improvements. State DOT questionnaire for the state of ______________________________ 1. Which tool or tools do you use to analyze road and street safety that would be most useful for local agencies? ______________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________ 2. Does your state have a priority safety improvement program that would be useful for local agencies? Yes _____ No _____ (Please provide a copy or list of the major features.) ______________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3. Does your state have a systematic safety program to eliminate known hazardous elements? If so, what are the elements and are there any specific suggestions you would like to make for local agencies? ______________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________ 4. Do you have a benefit/cost scheme to prioritize safety improvements? Yes _____ No _____ (Please provide a copy or list the major features.) ______________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________ 5. Does your DOT partner with local agencies to assess safety? Yes ____ No ____ If yes, how? ______________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________ 6. Please provide any additional comments to improve this synthesis. ______________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________

34 7. Who can we contact if more information is needed? ______________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________ Our LTAP Center is helping Gene Wilson, the Director of the WYT2/LTAP Center, to develop an NCHRP Synthesis that will provide local agencies with roadway safety tools. Please help to make the synthesis a success by responding to this e-mail. These responses will help to complete NCHRP Synthesis 33-06: Roadway Safety Tools for Local Agencies. “Tools” are defined in a broad sense to include systems, procedures, practices, software, and other activities and actions beneficial in aiding local agencies to improve their roadway safety. The focus is on safety tools that are associated with physical and operational improvements. Your help in determining local safety issues and training needs is the purpose of this e-mail. It is only by your timely response that this NCHRP safety synthesis will produce information that contains safety tools that will be useful for local agencies. Simply stated, the intent of the synthesis is to produce best practice responses in terms of safety tools and to identify needed additional tools to enhance the safety capabilities of local agencies. To complete this survey via e-mail, fill out the questionnaire and send it to wilsonem@uwyo.edu, or print the completed survey and fax it to (307) 766-6784, or mail the completed survey form to: Eugene M. Wilson 3212 Reynolds Street Laramie, WY 82072 Local Agency Questionnaire: Please provide additional comments where necessary to clarify the responses 1. Our local agency has an accident (crash) analysis program. Yes_____ No______ 2. What is the most frequently used safety tool for your agency’s assessment of safety issues: ______________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3. Analyzing high accident (crash) locations is _____, or is not _____ part of your agency’s safety program. 4. Does your agency have funding specifically set aside to make identified safety improvements? Yes_____ No_____ 5. Does your agency have a priority safety improvement program? Yes____ No_____ If yes, please provide a copy. 6. Your local program for safety involves using the assistance of the: a) State DOT Yes_____ No_____Comments ________________________________________________________ b) Local consultants Yes_____ No_____Comments ___________________________________________________ c) Other local agencies Yes_____ No_____Comments_________________________________________________ d) Only our staff Yes_____ No______ Comments ____________________________________________________

35 e) Other_______________________________________________________________________________________ f) None of the above Yes _____Comments _________________________________________________________ 7. We use the following to assist in our safety program: a) Mile marker reference numbering Yes_____ No_____Comments ______________________________________ b) Analysis of accident data Yes_____ No_____Comments _____________________________________________ c) Speed studies Yes_____ No_____Comments ______________________________________________________ d) Safety priority improvement program Yes_____ No_____Comments ___________________________________ e) Priority scheduling of safety improvements Yes_____ No_____ Comments __________________________________________________________________________________ f) Special safety funding programs Yes______ No______ If yes, which program funds? ____________________________________________________________________ 8. Other than more money, what would you like to have to help you improve the safety of your local roads? ______________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________ 9. Please provide any additional comments that you believe would help other agencies with their local road safety. ______________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________ 10. What type of agency are you? City _______ County _______ Township _______ Located in the state of ___________________________________ Please provide any additional information or contacts you would suggest to result in a better product. Thanks for your assistance. LTAP Center Survey I am the author of an NCHRP Synthesis that will provide local agencies with roadway safety tools. Please help to make the synthesis a success by responding to this e-mail. LTAP centers are an excellent source for local safety assessments in terms of defining training skills needed to meet and improve roadway safety. Your help in determining local safety issues and training needs is the purpose of this e-mail. It is only by your timely response will this NCHRP safety synthesis produce information that contains safety tools that will be useful for local agencies. Simply stated, the intent of the synthesis is to produce best practice responses in terms of safety tools and to identify needed additional tools to enhance the safety capabilities of local agencies. “Tools” are defined in a broad sense to include systems, procedures, practices, software, and other activities and actions beneficial in aiding local agencies to improve their roadway safety. The focus is on safety tools that are associated with physical and operational improvements. To complete this survey via e-mail, fill out the questionnaire and send it as a reply to wilsonem@uwyo.edu, or print the completed survey form and fax it to (307) 766-6784, or mail the completed survey form to: Eugene M. Wilson 3212 Reynolds Street Laramie, WY 82072

36 LTAP questionnaire for the state of ______________________________ 1. What do you think is the most significant safety tool to provide local agencies to advance safety on their roads and streets? ______________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________ 2. What would you like to be able to provide a local agency to assist in their safety program? (not more money) ______________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3. Road safety is an important topic for local agencies in my state. Yes_____ No_____ 4. The following are the five most important tools we provide to local agencies for improving safety on their roads and streets. a) ___________________________________ b) ___________________________________ c) ___________________________________ d) ___________________________________ e) ___________________________________ 5. Please provide other comments that you feel will help this synthesis to better respond to local agency’s safety issues. ______________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________

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TRB's National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Synthesis 321: Roadway Safety Tools for Local Agencies examines the safety tools and procedures that are practical and relatively easy to apply, and that can be implemented by agencies with limited financial support and personnel. Recognizing the wide variation in the operations and responsibilities of local agencies, the report acknowledges that the level of expertise in transportation safety analysis also varies greatly.

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