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 Strategic Highway Safety Plan

          October 9, 2007
Hawaii – SHSP
The Agenda
   The Infrastructure
   The Strategy
   The Beginning
   The First Summit
   Emphasis Areas
   Work Group Meetings
   SHSP Major Strategies
   Report Back Summit
   Next Steps
   The Journey Continues
Hawaii – SHSP
The Infrastructure
   Initiated in 2006
   Core Committee of 30 people representing
    various (state, county, federal) agencies and
    community partners
   Executive team of 10 people representing:
      DOT

      DOH

      FHWA

      Police
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The Strategy
   Selected four champions to present the
    final SHSP plan to the Governor:
       DOT Deputy Brennon Morioka, PhD
       Asst Chief Bryan Wauke (HPD)
            Formerly headed the Traffic Division
       Chief of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and
        Injury Prevention program, Linda Rosen, MD
       Director North Hawaii Outcomes Project (NHOP)
        Sharon Vitousek, MD
            A non-profit organization dedicated to decreasing deaths
             and injuries on the Big Island)
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The Strategy (continued)
       Hawaii opted for a different track from most
        other states:
         Wanted to develop a SHSP plan first
         Deliver it to the Governor by the SHSP major
         Have the Governor lead the collaborative effort
          with all major stake holders (mayors, chiefs of
          police, departmental heads) to effectuate
          change for a safer Hawaii
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The Beginning

                 SHSP Kick-Off
                   Summit on
                January 10, 2007
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The First Summit
   155 people in
   Lt. Governor
    provided opening
   Successful, high
    energy Summit
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The Seven Emphasis Areas
               Supported by Hawaii fatal
                  (FARS) data:
               1. Aggressive Driving
               2. Impaired Driving
               3. Occupant Protection
               4. Pedestrian & Bicycle
               5. Motorcycle & Moped
               6. Roadway Design
               7. Data & Management
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Emphasis Area #1 – Aggressive Driving
EA #1 Aggressive Driving
    Major contributor to
     traffic crashes
     between 2001-2005
    Speed is the leading
     factor in traffic
     crashes in 2006
    Challenge: reduce
     speeding and other
     forms of aggressive
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Emphasis Area #2 – Impaired Driving

                    EA #2 Impaired Driving
                        Hawaii is currently

                         ranked first in the %
                         of alcohol-related
                         traffic crashes in the
                        Challenge: lower

                         number of alcohol
                         and drug related
                         traffic crashes
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Emphasis Area #3 – Occupant Protection
                    EA #3 Occupant Protection
                        Only 41.4% of fatal

                          vehicle passengers were
                          wearing seat belts in
                        Challenge: persuade

                          every occupant in a
                          vehicle to wear their seat
                          belts and those with
                          small children to use
                          child safety seats
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Emphasis Area #4 – Pedestrian & Bicycle
EA #4 Pedestrian and Bicycle
     Fifth highest pedestrian

      fatality rate and second
      highest fatality rate for
      bicyclist between 2001-
     Challenge: take steps to

      make roads and
      intersections safe for
      pedestrians and bicyclists
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Emphasis Area #5 – Motorcycle & Moped

                   EA #5 Motorcycle and
                     Moped Safety
                         Motorcyclist and moped
                          fatalities have been rising
                          from 2001 to 2005

                         Challenge: reduce the
                          number of motorcycle
                          and moped crashes
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Emphasis Area #6 – Roadway Design
EA #6 Roadway Design
    Head-on collisions,

      running off the road and
      crashes at intersections
      sre the most common
      types of crashes

      Challenge: employ
       roadway engineering
       design strategies to help
       make the road more
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Emphasis Area #7 – Data & Management

     EA #7 Data and Management Systems
         Overarching and essential strategy to reduce
          traffic crashes
         Challenge: to develop and implement a
          comprehensive SMS that “gives decision
          makers and those who manage and maintain
          local roadways the tools to systematically
          identify, prioritize, correct and evaluate
          performance of their transportation safety
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Work Group Meetings
   Emphasis Area groups met in Feb 2007 and
    Mar 2007 to evaluate and determine
    strategies for the seven focus areas
   Hundreds of strategies were developed
   Core Committee prioritized the strategies and
    pared to ~ 100 plus
   DOT, DOH, FHWA and LTAP and the Highway
    Safety office co-authored the SHSP
SHSP - Major Strategies
EA #1 Putting the Brakes on Aggressive

   Define aggressive driving and seek more
    stringent penalties and driving restrictions to
    deter and curb aggressive driving
   Increase participation and effectiveness of
    the Hawaii graduated driver’s education
    program with greater emphasis on behavior
    and attitude issues
   Encourage police departments to establish
    aggressive driving as an enforcement priority
SHSP - Major Strategies
EA #1 Putting the Brakes on Aggressive
Driving (Continued)

   Improve traffic flow by using Intelligent
    Transportation System technologies such as
    synchronization of lights to reduce stress and
    frustration on the road
   Use crash data to identify high-risk locations
    in order to direct resources in enforcement,
    education and engineering
SHSP Major Strategies
EA #2 Combating Impaired Driving

   Continue high-visibility sobriety checkpoints
    and media campaign
   Develop a Statewide DUI Task Force to
    increase focus on alcohol and drug strategies
    that include implementation and evaluation
   Set up DUI court within Judiciary to provide a
    systematic and coordinated approach to
    prosecuting, sentencing, monitoring and
    treating DUI offenders
SHSP Major Strategies
EA #2 Combating Impaired Driving (cont)

   Provide specialized training for police,
    prosecutors and judiciary to keep up with
    latest trends and legal issues
   Urge police departments to adopt a
    mandatory blood draw policy for serious
    vehicular crashes
   Utilize Ignition Interlocks to prevent drinking
    and driving by DUI offenders
SHSP Major Strategies
EA #3 Protecting Vehicle Occupants

   Ban passengers from riding in the back of
    pick-up trucks
   Consider sharing revenue from fines with the
    counties to be used for enforcement and to
    create a special fund to continue occupant
    protection programs
   Enhance penalties including community
    service to reach the 5 percent of motorist
    who do not wear seat belts
SHSP Major Strategies
EA #3 Protecting Vehicle Occupants (cont)

   Develop a statewide occupant protection task
    force to meet regularly to ensure a
    comprehensive statewide program
   Work closely with rental car agencies to
    distribute information about Hawaii’s seat belt
    and child safety seat laws
SHSP Major Strategies
EA #4 Safeguarding Pedestrians and

   Provide funding for law enforcement to
    address the current shortage of personnel
   Increase the use of advanced technology to
    improve roadway safety for all users (i.e. red
    light-running cameras)
   Support a multi-sector, multi-disciplinary
    coalition to advance bicycle and pedestrian
SHSP Major Strategies
EA #4 Safeguarding Pedestrians and
Bicyclists (cont)

   Identify and prioritize bike and pedestrian
    facilities requiring upgrades and
    improvements in accordance with Bike Plan
    Hawaii 2003 and AASHTO guidelines, and
    begin phased implementation
   Improve data collection systems to facilitate
    creation and dissemination of a standardized
    data set to track bicycle and pedestrian
    activity, level of use, injuries and fatalities
SHSP Major Strategies
EA #5 Ensuring Motorcycle & Moped Safety

   Enact a universal helmet law
   Increase penalties for high-risk riders
    (impaired, unlicensed, speeding), as they are
    involved in a disproportionately high number
    of crashes and fatalities
   Develop public information programs to
    encourage sharing of the road and how to
    drive safely around motorcycles and mopeds
SHSP Major Strategies
EA #5 Ensuring Motorcycle & Moped Safety

   Encourage inexperienced riders to participate
    in training before going out on the roadways
   Create a motorcycle and moped safety
    clearinghouse web site to increase access to
    information and spread awareness
SHSP Major Strategies
EA #6 Building Safer Roadways

   Install mill rumble strips in centerline and
    shoulders of roadways
   Implement Road Safety Audits to find
    deficiencies and corrective measures
   Incorporate design in roadway for traffic
    calming such as Bulb Outs, Roundabouts,
    Center Islands, etc.
SHSP Major Strategies
EA #7 Improving Data & Safety
Management Systems

   Improve data and information to facilitate and track
    progress in each of the other emphasis areas
   Use crash data sources to identify high-risk locations
    in order to improve effective allocation of resources
    by engineering, enforcement, EMS, and education
       develop an accessible crash database and use a
        standardized motor vehicle crash form
   Gain leadership long-term commitment to improve
    data and safety management systems
SHSP Major Strategies
EA #7 Improving Data & Safety
Management Systems (cont)

   Improve traffic safety data to be more timely,
    accessible, integrated, complete and useable
       Identify organizations and leaders responsible for
       Inventory and assess existing databases
       Determine safety partners data and information
   Improve the process to turn data into useful
       Analysis, display, communication and distribution
SHSP Major Strategies
EA #7 Improving Data & Safety
Management Systems (cont)

   Improve integrated Safety Management
       Identify an individual or organization to take the
       Strengthen the culture of collaboration
       Resolve data liability issues
       Resolve road jurisdictional issues
   Obtain funding needed to improve data,
    information flow and develop an effective
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Report Back Summit
   SHSP Report Back Summit was held on
    August 29, 2007
   Approximately 115 people attended the
   Lt. Governor provided the opening remarks
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Report Back Summit (cont)
   Director of Transportation Barry Fukunaga
   Director of Health Chiyome Fukino
   HPD Assistant Chief Bryan Wauke
   MADD Executive Director Leah Marx
   AARP President Barbara Stanton

    All the speakers provided support for the
    SHSP and explained how it would affect their
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The Next Steps
   The four champions will meet with the
    Governor in October 2007 to discuss the
    SHSP and their support of the plan and to
    formally ask for her support
   Core Committee to meet to develop action
    steps to move the SHSP along
   Core Committee to monitor progress of the
    SHSP and provide an annual report
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The Journey Continues
                 Completion of the
                  SHSP is just the
                  BEGINNING of our
                 The four champions
                  will keep the
                  Governor appraised
                  annual of the
                  progress of the
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