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Idaho's Strategic Highway
Idaho’s Strategic Highway
Safety Plan – Toward Zero Deaths, Every Life Counts contains Idaho’s
traffic safety problem emphasis areas and strategies to reduce traffic deaths,
serious injuries, and the economic losses associated with preventable traffic
Saving lives and keeping
families whole is what it is all about. On November 29, 2012, the Idaho
Transportation Department (ITD) hosted a workshop, including more than 100
partners, to assist in the revision of Idaho’s SHSP which was developed
following a similar process in 2009. The goal was to update the SHSP to
better reflect current safety issues and solutions. Participants including
engineers, law enforcement, emergency services providers, educators, insurance
providers, prosecutors, probation, military, a coroner, MADD, public health,
AARP, the trucking industry, and individual advocates, who formed Emphasis Area
Teams to develop the strategies and action steps to reach our common goals.
The SHSP is a data-driven,
comprehensive plan that includes a goal, emphasis areas, and strategies to drive
down traffic deaths and serious injuries. It focuses resources on
education, enforcement, engineering, emergency response, and public policy.
SHSP Emphasis Areas were selected based on the economic costs of crashes over
the last five years (2007-2011).
Our primary short-term goal
of no more than 200 traffic deaths by 2015 on a five-year running average will
be achieved using the following:
Data-driven decisions - Return on investment
will be maximized by thoroughly studying the crash data and all
pertinent data, including best practices garnered from other
states, so that we make effective and efficient use of limited
Culture Change - We will promote a cultural
change toward the concept that it is irresponsible and
unacceptable to make poor choices when behind the wheel in
Idaho. We also will work to change the belief that traffic
deaths are just part of life in Idaho.
Commitment – We will stay the course. We will
leave no stone unturned in our efforts to save lives and keep
Partnerships – Partnerships multiply the
message and commitment.
Evaluation – We will focus our efforts, review
our progress, and evaluate to see how we can do better in the
2013 Strategic Highway Safety Plan (PDF)
Below are one-page (front and back) statistical sheets for each of the focus areas in the Strategic Highway Safety Plan.
2010 Strategic Highway Safety Plan (PDF)
2007 Strategic Highway Safety Plan (PDF)
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