In December 1997, the AASHTO Executive Board endorsed a Strategic Highway Safety Plan that was developed by the AASHTO Standing Committee on Highway Traffic Safety. This plan represents a bold step as it envisions a concerted effort across all aspects of highway safety to achieve the ambitious goal of a reduction of 5,000 to 7,000 fatalities per year by 2004. This goal is ambitious because there has been only slight fluctuations from the level of about 42,000 deaths per year for more than a decade. The Plan is also bold in that it recognizes that AASHTO, through its traditional focus on the highway infrastructure, cannot alone achieve these reductions in fatalities. It will require increased focus on the driver, the processes used to train and regulate them, addressing the special needs of the older drivers and pedestrians, improved enforcement, enhanced vehicle safety, and better data and tools to analyze safety data in addition to the efforts to improve the design, operation, and maintenance of the highway system. The experts that met to formulate the plan carried the effort to a detailed level for each of 22 topic areas. A total of 92 strategies were formulated as a result of their efforts.

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    • Opiela, K S
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  • Publication Date: 2000


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  • Accession Number: 00795546
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: VTI konferens 13A, Part 3
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 29 2000 12:00AM