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					Safety Partnership
     for US-2




  Michigan Traffic Safety Summit
              2007
    S.A.B.R.E.
Speed
Aggressive Driving
Belts
Rural
Enforcement
 Why the Concern on US-2?

– History of serious traffic crashes on US-2
– Public perception of an unsafe highway
– Michigan Strategic Highway Safety Plan
  Reduce to 1.0 fatalities per 100 million vehicle
   miles traveled by 2008
           How it all Began…
• Construction of Passing Relief Lanes to increase
  safe passing
   – MDOT
• 2003-2004 Passing Relief Lane Study east of
  Rapid River to increase safe passing
   – MDOT (OHSP)
• Study by Wayne State in 2005 to determine
  types and cause of crashes along US-2 (alcohol and
  weather not a factor)
• 2005 US-2 Safety Partnership
             Partners
– County Sheriff Departments (Mackinac,
 Schoolcraft, Delta)
– Local Chambers of Commerce (Mackinac and
 Schoolcraft County)
– Local Police Departments (St. Ignace, Manistique)
– Michigan Center for Truck Safety
– MDOT (Region, Newberry TSC, & Escanaba TSC)
– MSP (St. Ignace, Newberry, Manistique, Gladstone
 Posts, Motor Carrier and O.H.S.P.)
– Upper Peninsula Governor’s Office
– Upper Peninsula Tourism Council
               Goal
• Increase safe driving habits through
  the four Es of highway safety:
  – Enforcement
  – Engineering
  – Education
  – Emergency Response
• Decrease speed, aggressive driving
  and severe crashes
   Making it come together
• 2005 - Monthly planning sessions
  – Oct-May
  – MDOT, MSP, OHSP


• 2006 - Monthly status sessions
  – June-Sept
  – All partners
Enforcement Operations
• Developed 16 MSP Enforcement Zones on
  US-2 from Rapid River to St. Ignace
  – Setup “Wolfpack” Operation with 3 patrol cars
    and one Sergeant (unmarked car) running Lidar
  – 2 locations, one on east end and one on west
    end of US-2
  – Ran operation from 10am-6pm. Would break,
    run freelance, set up again at different location
• MSP and Local Enforcement along US-2 also
  ran directed patrols on unscheduled dates.
Enforcement Operations
           (Continued)
  • 2005
     – 22 dates, May 15-Sept 15
     – 12 dates were funded by overtime (382 hours from
       OHSP and 98 from MSP) utilizing Tprs. from
       St. Ignace, Newberry, Manistique, and Gladstone
     – 10 dates were “Extra Patrols” utilizing above posts
       plus Tprs. From Sault Ste. Marie, Munisng and
       Negaunee (non-overtime)
  • 2006
     – 36 dates, May 1-Oct 31 (extended it a month)
     – 10 dates funded by overtime(384 hours from OHSP
       and 96 from MSP)
     – 26 dates were “Extra Patrols” (non-overtime)
Enforcement Operations
           (Continued)
  • 2007
     – 22 dates, May 5-Sept 14
     – 14 dates funded by overtime (336 hours from
       OHSP and 112 from MSP) utilizing Tprs. from
       St. Ignace, Newberry, and Manistique
     – 13 dates to be “Extra Patrols” utilizing above posts
       plus Tprs. From Sault Ste. Marie, Munisng and
       Negaunee (non-overtime)
     – Not running “Wolfpack” and utilizing 2 cars on
       each end instead of 3 for freelance operation
     – Operation will still run from 10a-6p
                  Engineering
• 2005
  – “Headlights On For Safety” signs (4)
  – Passing relief lane signs:
     • “Passing Lane X Miles, Next Passing Lane X Miles”
     • “X Passing Lanes in next X Miles”
     • Additional 55 mph and increased to Freeway size
  – Changeable Message Sign west of St. Ignace
  – Reviewed and updated passing sight distance in
    No Passing Zones
  – Shoulder rumble strips - Gladstone to Rapid River
               Engineering
• 2006
  – Radar Sign installation at St. Ignace
  – “US-2 is NOT a Freeway, Drive Safely”
                 Engineering
• 2007
  –   Increased letter size and Clearview font
  –   Shoulder Rumble Strips - FF Hwy 13 to M-183
  –   Additional Passing Lane on US-2
  –   “Maintain Speed, Allow Safe Passing” for 3 prls
                    Education
• 2005
  – 100,000 Placemats & 10,000 Flyers
  – Banners placed along US-2
  – Public Service Announcements
  – Media Event for Kick off (St. Ignace and
    Rapid River)
  – Combined effort with other campaigns
      • Click it or ticket
      • You drink, you drive, you lose
  – Naubinway Townhall Meeting
                    Education
• 2006
  – 60,000 Placemats
  – Banners placed along US-2
  – Public Service Announcements
  – Media Event for Kick off (St. Ignace and
    Rapid River)
  – Combined effort with other campaigns
      • Click it or ticket
      • You drink, you drive, you lose
  – Plaques for the back of trucks
Truck Plaque
Measuring the Results….

    • Enforcement
      Statistics
    • Crash Data
    • Speed Studies
2005 Enforcement Statistics
      – Enforcement Contacts:        3,503
      – Traffic Stops:               2,889
      – OWI Arrests:                     7
      – Other Alcohol Arrests:          14
      – Speed Citations:             1,930
      – Other Citations:               265
      – Verbal Warnings:             1,198
      – Seat Belt Citations:            56
      – Child Restraint Citations:        5
      – Felony Arrests:                   5
      – Misdemeanor/Fugitive Arrests:    23

      – Total Operation Hours        2,011
2006 Enforcement Statistics
      – Enforcement Contacts:        3,035
      – Traffic Stops:               2,595
      – OWI Arrests:                     5
      – Other Alcohol Arrests:           9
      – Speed Citations:             1,743
      – Other Citations:               175
      – Verbal Warnings:             1,046
      – Seat Belt Citations:            34
      – Child Restraint Citations:        3
      – Felony Arrests:                   8
      – Misdemeanor/Fugitive Arrests:    15

      – Total Operation Hours        1,966
          Crash Data
• Lane departures
  – Head on
  – Rear end
  – Side swipe
• Dry pavement and day light hours
• Alcohol was not a major contributor
• Human factors
  – Fall asleep
  – Aggressive passing
  – Speed
            Fatal Crashes from 1996 to 2006

12


10


8
                                                                                  Fatal Crashes
6                                                                                 Number Killed


4


2


0
     1996   1997   1998   1999   2000   2001   2002   2003   2004   2005   2006
               2005
       Speed Study Data for
          85th Percentile
– Pre – Operation
   • 2 lane section of road
       – 85th percentile speed = 65 mph
   • 4 lane passing relief
       – 85th percentile speed = 67 mph
– Post – Operation
   • 2 lane section of road
       – 85th percentile speed = 64 mph
   • 4 lanes passing relief
       – 85th percentile speed = 65 mph

– Observed speed reduction of 1 - 2 mph.
               2006
       Speed Study Data for
          85th Percentile
– Pre – Operation
   • 2 lane section of road
       – 85th percentile speed = 64 mph
   • 4 lane passing relief
       – 85th percentile speed = 65 mph
– Post – Operation
   • 2 lane section of road
       – 85th percentile speed = 64 mph
   • 4 lanes passing relief
       – 85th percentile speed = 66 mph

– Consistent with 2005 post operation results
    FUTURE OF SABRE
-Region Wide Implementation-

• Six additional “Headlights On For Safety”
  signs at border crossings
• Shoulder Rumble Strips
• Passing Sight Distance Reviews
• Attempt to run SABRE on other stretches of
  roadway (US-41 Negaunee, M-28 Munising,
  US-2 Iron Mountain)

				
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