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  1. Assisting Local Public Agencies John P. Miller MoDOT Traffic Safety Engineer Captain Brad Jones MSHP Traffic Division

  2. How We Can Assist You? • Information & Tools • Data Available from MSHP • Using Data to Solve Problem

  3. Available Resources Arrive Alive http://www.savemolives.com/ MoDOT Safety http://www.modot.mo.gov/safety/index.htm FHWA Safety http://safety.fhwa.dot.gov/ NCHRP Report 500 Series http://gulliver.trb.org/news/blurb_detail.asp?id=1645 FARS Mapping Tool http://www.saferoadmaps.org/

  4. FARS Mapping Tool

  5. FARS Mapping Tool

  6. FARS Mapping Tool

  7. FARS Mapping Tool

  8. Data Available from MSHP

  9. Using the Data Fatal Crash Locations - Random

  10. Solving The Problem Fatal Crash Types - Not Random

  11. The Essential Eight • Primary Seat Belt Law • Public Education • Targeted Enforcement • Punish Drunk Drivers • Median Cable Barrier • Rumble Strips • Signs & Stripes • Shoulders System Improvements

  12. System-wide Solutions With a 32,000-mile system, where to start?

  13. Median Guard Cable Guard cable • 500 miles of cable installed on our interstates since ’04 • Low and High Tension • 95% success rate • Vehicles did not enter opposing lanes

  14. Smooth Roads Initiative TREATMENTS • New Roadway Surface • Asphalt - Overlay • Concrete - Diamond Grind • 6” Edgelines: Rumble Stripe (Epoxy) • 6” Lane Lines: 3M “Waffle Tape” • Some wet-reflective

  15. Smooth Roads Initiative TREATMENTS • Delineate everything • Emergency Reference Markers • Sign upgrades

  16. Better Roads, Brighter Future TREATMENTS • All major roads (5,500 mi) • Minimum 4-foot paved shoulder • Smooth driving surface • Improved signing • 1,000+ miles will receive both Edgeline and Centerline rumble stripes

  17. Imbed Safety into Policy • Rumble Stripes (Edgeline & Centerline) • All major roads • All minor roads with crash history • 6-inch Stripes for Major Roads • All Edgeline • Multi-lane skips • Curve Speed Plaques • Every Curve/Turn sign

  18. Progress from Implementation • 21 percent decrease in fatalities from 2005 to 2007 • 1,257 fatalities in 2005 • 1,096 fatalities in 2006 • 992 fatalities in 2007 • Quiz Time • Haven’t had fewer than 1,000 fatalities since? 1993 – 15 years ago

  19. Contacts: John P. Miller, P.E. Captain Brad Jones MO Department of Transportation MO State Highway Patrol 573-526-1759 573-526-6113 John.P.Miller@modot.mo.govbrad.jones@mshp.dps.mo.gov www.modot.orgwww.mshp.dps.missouri.gov