Figure 6.4 Screenshot. Defining Safety Goals with Measurable and Specific Objectives
Figure 6.4 is a screenshot showing the safety goal and specific safety objectives from the South Carolina Department of Transportation (DOT) 2040 Multimodal Plan. The purpose of the figure is to make the point that even though the safety goal itself is general, the objectives are descriptive and measurable to ensure the South Carolina DOT understands exactly how to achieve its safety goal. The safety goal is: Improve the safety and security of the transportation system by implementing transportation improvements that reduce fatalities and serious injuries as well as enabling effective emergency response operations. The objectives are: Improve substandard roadway; Reduce highway fatalities and serious injuries; Reduce bicycle and pedestrian fatalities and serious injuries; Reduce roadway departures; Reduce head-on and across median crashes; Reduce preventable transit accidents; and Reduce rail grade crossing accidents.