Self Assessment Tool
The Assessment Tool is designed to assist agencies involved with highway safety in judging how they might better focus or redirect their safety activities to have more of an impact in efforts to reduce the number of fatalities and injuries resulting from traffic crashes.
Using this easy to use tool, which is presented as a checklist in booklet form, agencies can determine the extent to which they have implemented the Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP) published in 1998 by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) and can identify what further steps need to be taken.
The SHSP was developed by a multi-disciplinary group of highway and safety professionals and public officials who believed that fatalities on the nation's highways-nearly 43,000 a year-could be substantially reduced by refocusing attention on some key, high-payoff areas. The group identified 22 emphasis areas and a large number of strategies improving highway safety in key sectors: drivers, vehicles, roadways, pedestrians and bicyclists, emergency medical services, and safety program management.
The SHSP and its supporting documents comprise strategies for all agencies involved in highway safety, including those involved in research, engineering, education, enforcement, emergency services, adjudication, and legislation.
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