A variety of materials are either available or under development to help state, regional, and local agencies advance systemic safety planning and evaluation efforts. Use the Office of Safety e-subscribe (http://safety.fhwa.dot.gov/esubscribe.cfm) feature to learn when new materials are available.
This fact sheet provides a brief overview of the systemic safety approach along with the benefits and how it can be used.
State Departments of Transportation (Safety Engineer, Planning Offices, DOT Districts), Local Transportation Agencies (Public Works Directors, Transportation Directors, Highway Engineers, County Engineers, MPOs), Federal (FHWA Division Offices)
The fact sheet can be used to introduce the concept to DOT and MPO personnel and officials, elected officials, and the public and educate them about the benefits of the approach.
This report provides information on the Systemic Safety Project Selection Tool including a step-by-step process for conducting systemic safety analysis; analytical techniques for determining a reasonable balance between the implementation of spot safety improvements and systemic safety improvements; and a mechanism for quantifying the benefits of safety improvements implemented through a systemic approach.
State Departments of Transportation (Safety Engineer, Planning Offices, DOT Districts), Local Transportation Agencies (Public Works Directors, Transportation Directors, Highway Engineers, County Engineers, MPOs)
The tool helps states learn about and apply the systemic approach to safety.
The narrated presentation includes the same information as the overview fact sheet.
DOT and MPO leaders (Secretary, Director, Safety Engineer, Planning Director, Executive Director, Board Members), Elected Officials (State Legislators, City/County Elected Officials, Mayors, County Executives), The public (public meetings)
The presentation can be given at public meetings or in meetings with DOT and MPO officials, and elected officials.
Other Systemic Safety Resources
Systematic Safety Improvement Risk Factor Evaluation and Countermeasure Study
The Institute for Transportation at Iowa State University published a report that investigates two systemic safety tools and methodologies used for evaluating and prioritizing expected crash risks on rural roads.
Identifying and Treating High-Risk Road Features Using the Systemic Safety Project Selection Tool
A webinar sponsored by the Center for Excellence in Rural Safety in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration
Monday, June 3, 2013
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Eastern (10 a.m. Central, 9 a.m. Mountain, 8 a.m. Pacific)
An archived recording and presentation slides from this Webinar are now available at http://www.ruralsafety.umn.edu/events/selectiontool/.
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC) presented a free webinar about a tool for selecting safety projects and potential applications for pedestrian safety:
Systemic Safety Project Selection Tool
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time
An archived recording and presentation slides from this Webinar, in addition to several other resources mentioned during the presentation, are now available at http://www.walkinginfo.org/training/pbic/pedfocus_webinar_05-28-2013.cfm.
Check out the following article in the May/June 2013 edition of Public Roads:
Using Risk to Drive Safety Investments
by Howard Preston, Richard Storm, Karen Scurry, and Elizabeth Wemple
Applying a systemic approach can help States get the biggest bang for their buck in reducing crashes.