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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 crashes.
Saving lives and keeping families whole is what
it is all about. On Nov 4, 2009, 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 2005. 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, and emergency response. SHSP Emphasis Areas were selected based on
the economic costs of crashes over the last five years (2004-2008).
Our primary short-term goal of no more than 200
traffic deaths by 2012 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 resources.
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 families whole.
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 future.
2010 Strategic Highway Safety Plan (PDF)
Below are one-page statistical sheets for each of the focus areas in the Strategic Highway Safety Plan.
2007 Strategic Highway Safety Plan (PDF)
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