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Integrating Speed Management within Roadway Departure, Intersections, and Pedestrian and Bicyclist Safety Focus Areas

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U.S. Department of Transportation
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April 2016

FHWA-SA-16-017


Table of Contents

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Executive Summary
Chapter 1: Introduction
  1.1 Speed Management and the Three Safety Focus Areas
  1.2 Research Methodology
  1.3 Organization of Report
Chapter 2: Speed Management State of the Practice
  2.1 Policies and Procedures
  2.2 Safety Plans and Focus Areas
  2.3 Research Publications and Guidance
  2.4 Future Opportunities
  2.5 Using Scenario Planning in Performance-Based Planning and Programming
Chapter 3: Program Level Strategies for Integrating Speed Management
  3.1 Establish or Enhance Policies, Safety Plans, and Performance Measures
  3.2 Educate and Improve Awareness
  3.3 Collaborate with Stakeholders
  3.4 Establish Data Analysis Process for Analyzing Speeding-related Crash Data
Chapter 4: Integrating Speed Management within Three Safety Focus Areas
  4.1 Roadway Departure and Speed Management
    4.1.1 National Crash Data Analysis Trends
    4.1.2 Strategies
  4.2 Intersections and Speed Management
    4.2.1 National Crash Data Analysis Trends
    4.2.2 Strategies
  4.3 Pedestrians/Bicyclists and Speed Management
    4.3.1 National Crash Data Analysis Trends
    4.3.2 Strategies
Chapter 5: Conclusions
  5.1 Gaps and Opportunities for Future Safety Improvements
Appendix A – Evaluation of the Role of Speeding in Crashes and Safety-Critical Events
Appendix B – Safety Focus Groups and Summary of Interviews
Appendix C – Additional Resources
Appendix D – Gaps and Needs in Research

List of Figures

Figure 1 Trend in Fatalities and Speeding-related Fatalities in the United States
Figure 2 Integrating Speed Management with the Three Focus Areas Can Help Transportation Agencies Move Towards Zero Deaths, the National Vision for Safety
Figure 3 Pedestrian's Risk of Death Relating to Impact Speed
Figure 4 Percent of Roadway Departure Fatalities and Serious Injuries by Crash Type
Figure 5 Critical Locations for Rollover/Overturn Roadway Departure Crashes
Figure 6 Critical Locations for Opposing Direction Roadway Departure Crashes
Figure 7 Critical Locations for Roadway Departure Crashes Involving Trees
Figure 8 Distribution of Vehicles Involved in Speeding-related Fatal Roadway Departure Crashes by Type of Roadway
Figure 9 Percentage of Vehicles Involved in Speeding-related Fatal Roadway Departure Crashes by Type of Roadway
Figure 10 Distribtuion of Vehicles Involved in Speeding-related Fatal Roadway Departure Crashes by Speed Limit (MPH) of Corresponding Approach
Figure 11 Percentage of Vehicles Involved in Speeding-related Fatal Roadway Departure Crashes by Speed Limit (MPH) of Corresponding Approach
Figure 12 Distribution of Vehicles Involved in Speeding-related Fatal Roadway Departure Crashes by Horizontal Alignment
Figure 13 Percentage of Vehicles Involved in Speeding-related Fatal Roadway Departure Crashes by Horizontal Alignment
Figure 14 Percentage of Drivers Involved in Speeding-related Roadway Departure Fatalities by Driver Age and Gender
Figure 15 Distribution of Speeding-related Roadway Departure Fatal Crashes by Hour of Day
Figure 16 Distribution of Vehicles Involved in Speeding-related Fatal Intersection Crashes by Type of Roadway
Figure 17 Distribution of Vehicles Involved in Speeding-related Fatal Intersection Crashes by Speed Limit (MPH) of Corresponding Approach
Figure 18 Percentage of Drivers by Age and Gender Involved in Speeding-related Fatal Intersection Crashes
Figure 19 Distribution of Vehicles Involved in Speeding-related Fatal Intersection Crashes by Type of Vehicle
Figure 20 Percentage of Vehicles Involved in Speeding-related Fatal Intersection Crashes by Type of Vehicle
Figure 21 Distribution of Speeding-related Fatal Intersection Crashes by Crash Type
Figure 22 Distribution of Vehicles Involved in Speeding-related Fatal Angle Crashes at Intersections by Vehicle Type
Figure 23 Distribution of Speeding-related Fatal Pedestrian and Bicycle Crashes by Location
Figure 24 Distribution of Vehicles Involved in Speeding-related Fatal Pedestrian and Bicycle Crashes by Posted Speed Limit
Figure 25 Distribution of Drivers Involved in Speeding-related Fatal Pedestrian and Bicycle Crashes by Age and Gender
Figure 26 Distribution of Speeding-related Fatal Pedestrian and Bicycle Crashes by Hour of Day
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