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Chapter: APPENDIX K AASHTO Strategic Highway Safety Plan

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Suggested Citation:"APPENDIX K AASHTO Strategic Highway Safety Plan." 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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Suggested Citation:"APPENDIX K AASHTO Strategic Highway Safety Plan." 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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155 APPENDIX K AASHTO Strategic Highway Safety Plan AASHTO Strategic Highway Safety Plan A Comprehensive Plan to Substantially Reduce Vehicle-Related Fatalities and Injuries on the Nation’s Highways September 1997 Table of Contents Introduction • The AASHTO Initiative • Funding Requirements and Benefits • Summary Drivers • Instituting Graduated Licensing for Young Drivers • Ensuring Drivers are Fully Licensed and Competent • Sustaining Proficiency in Older Drivers • Curbing Aggressive Driving • Reducing Impaired Driving • Keeping Drivers Alert • Increasing Driver Safety Awareness • Increasing Seatbelt Usage and Improving Airbag Awareness Special Users • Making Walking and Street Crossing Safer • Ensuring Safer Bicycle Travel Vehicles • Improving Motorcycle Safety and Increasing Motorcycle Awareness • Making Truck Travel Safer • Increasing Safety Enhancements in Vehicles Highways • Reducing Vehicle-Train Crashes • Keeping Vehicles on the Roadway • Minimizing the Consequences of Leaving the Road • Improving the Design and Operation of Highway Intersections • Reducing Head-on and Across-median Crashes • Designing Safer Work Zones Emergency Medical Services • Enhancing Emergency Medical Capabilities to Increase Survivability Management • Improving Information and Decision Support Systems • Creating More Effective Processes and Safety Management Systems Source: http://www.transportation1.org/safetyplan/plan/index.asp

156 Guidance for Implementation of the AASHTO Strategic Highway Safety Plan* Aggressive-Driving Collisions Collisions with Trees in Hazardous Locations Head-On Collisions Run-Off Road Collisions Unlicensed Drivers and Drivers with Suspended or Revoked Licenses Unsignalized Intersection Collisions *A series of guides are being developed for the strategies indicated in the AASHTO Plan. The titles of the first six are indicated above. Others are being developed and linking to the AASHTO web page will provide the latest development information.

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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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