Hawaii Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP) 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 Hawaii – SHSP 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) Hawaii – SHSP 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 champions 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 Hawaii – SHSP The Beginning SHSP Kick-Off Summit on January 10, 2007 Hawaii – SHSP The First Summit 155 people in attendance Lt. Governor provided opening remarks Successful, high energy Summit Hawaii – SHSP The Seven Emphasis Areas Supported by Hawaii fatal (FARS) data: 1. Aggressive Driving 2. Impaired Driving 3. Occupant Protection 4. Pedestrian & Bicycle Safety 5. Motorcycle & Moped Safety 6. Roadway Design 7. Data & Management Systems Hawaii – SHSP 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 driving Hawaii – SHSP Emphasis Area #2 – Impaired Driving EA #2 Impaired Driving Hawaii is currently ranked first in the % of alcohol-related traffic crashes in the nation Challenge: lower number of alcohol and drug related traffic crashes Hawaii – SHSP Emphasis Area #3 – Occupant Protection EA #3 Occupant Protection Only 41.4% of fatal vehicle passengers were wearing seat belts in 2006 Challenge: persuade every occupant in a vehicle to wear their seat belts and those with small children to use child safety seats Hawaii – SHSP Emphasis Area #4 – Pedestrian & Bicycle Safety EA #4 Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Fifth highest pedestrian fatality rate and second highest fatality rate for bicyclist between 2001- 2005 Challenge: take steps to make roads and intersections safe for pedestrians and bicyclists Hawaii – SHSP Emphasis Area #5 – Motorcycle & Moped Safety 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 Hawaii – SHSP 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 forgiving Hawaii – SHSP Emphasis Area #7 – Data & Management Systems 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 investments” Hawaii – SHSP 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 Driving 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 phases 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 Bicyclists 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 safety 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 (cont) 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 improvement Inventory and assess existing databases Determine safety partners data and information needs Improve the process to turn data into useful information Analysis, display, communication and distribution SHSP Major Strategies EA #7 Improving Data & Safety Management Systems (cont) Improve integrated Safety Management Systems Identify an individual or organization to take the lead 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 SMS Hawaii – SHSP Report Back Summit SHSP Report Back Summit was held on August 29, 2007 Approximately 115 people attended the summit Lt. Governor provided the opening remarks Hawaii – SHSP 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 agencies. Hawaii – SHSP 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 Hawaii – SHSP The Journey Continues Completion of the SHSP is just the BEGINNING of our journey The four champions will keep the Governor appraised annual of the progress of the SHSP Hawaii - SHSP QUESTIONS?
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