Allies in Action
USDOT has launched a Call to Action campaign, inviting stakeholders to share how they are embracing the National Roadway Safety Strategy (NRSS) vision of eliminating roadway fatalities. The Call to Action encourages stakeholders to redouble their efforts and share how they are:
- Taking steps to actively reduce the number of deaths and serious injuries on America’s roads and streets
- Expanding adoption of a Safe System Approach and a Zero Fatalities vision
- Transforming how we as a nation think about road safety
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The stakeholders listed below have already committed to taking specific action in 2023 to reduce serious injuries and deaths on our roadways:
3M will help to improve visibility and safety on the roadway by helping road agencies determine how reflective signage and lane markings can make things like dangerous curves, stop-controlled intersections, and bike lanes safer; protect vulnerable road users like pedestrians, cyclists, and school children by improving 100 school zones, updating crosswalks and signage using 3M reflective materials; advance connectivity for road agencies to their roadway assets through deployment of a new Impact Detection System that notifies road authorities when a roadway asset is compromised and helps it get repaired quickly; and improve equity in our transportation system by committing $50 million to address social justice and racial opportunity gaps. A portion of those dollars go to invest in transportation equity initiatives, like the work 3M did in Providence, Rhode Island, with the Hope Street Urban Trail, a temporary demonstration project to connect the underserved Mount Hope neighborhood to schools, a community center, a library, and a commercial district.
AAA will continue to fund and publish new case studies and research aimed at understanding the factors contributing to unsafe roads and how to better implement the Safe System Approach. In collaboration with Johns Hopkins and the UNC Highway Safety Research Center, AAA will develop a guidance report for use by engineering and behavioral highway safety practitioners interested in adopting Safe System principles.
Alliance for Automotive Innovation (Auto Innovators)
Auto Innovators will continue to support NHTSA’s efforts to improve the New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) by advocating for the adoption of safety technologies, including automatic emergency braking and auto high beam, among others. Auto Innovators will continue to educate consumers about important safety features in vehicles and work with NHTSA to drive adoption of these systems in order to achieve real-world safety benefits. Auto Innovators views NCAP, and free services to make the public and States aware of open vehicle recalls that can be resolved at no-cost, as significant pieces of the Safer Vehicles aspect of the holistic Safe System Approach.
Amazon will invest $200 million in new safety technology to be deployed across our fleet of trucks and vans in 2023, raising the bar on safety. This commitment ensures Amazon’s vehicles are best-in-class in safety and sustainability and incorporate industry-leading technology to make vehicles and drivers safer.
Amazon Web Services (AWS)
Amazon Web Services (AWS) is committing more than $500,000 to build and demonstrate innovative technology solutions that could be implemented to scale and improve the efficacy of the NRSS initiative. AWS’s cloud solutions, including advanced analytics and machine learning capabilities, could support the ability to collect and analyze critical data, conduct important research, and derive strategic insights to support the creation of a safer national roadway.
American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)
AASHTO has initiatives planned and underway to support safety for all road users that include:
- Conducting a Safety Summit to energize incorporating safety more comprehensively throughout state DOT activities and the project lifecycle.
- Developing resources to support implementation of the Safe System Approach throughout all facets of a state DOT’s work and among all staff.
- Updating AASHTO’s “Green Book” to provide expanded discussions of flexibility in existing design guidelines to more comprehensively address the needs of all road users from environmental, contextual, and community perspectives.
- Updating AASHTO’s Highway Safety Manual with additional research-based methods for considering safety impacts of decisions on additional facility types and more comprehensive consideration of pedestrian and bicyclist safety.
- Advancing safety in project decisions through research on safe system implementation, active transportation safety, and data-driven safety analysis.
- Promoting a culture of safety across the AASHTO community and within state DOTs.
- Disseminating leading practices and tools to support state DOTs in accelerating enhancements to their programs and procedures for improved safety.
- Sharing methods among states for quantifying safe system concepts and including safety-related equity issues in programming and project decisions.
American Public Transportation Association (APTA)
In 2023, APTA plans to conduct 12 Safety Spotlight Webinars as well as sessions on safety at the 2023 APTA Mobility, Rail, and Annual Conferences. APTA will also convene its annual Mid-Year Safety and Risk Management Seminar in late 2023, which benefits the nation’s transit agency safety and risk management professionals. Finally, APTA has published many safety-related standards and recommended practices, including those on hours of service, fitness for duty, roadway worker protection, safely operating in yards, and rulebook development.
American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA)
AAMVA has innovations underway to update policies, practices, and systems that will facilitate electronic exchange of driver history record information, increase the number of states that use the Driver History Record of State-to-State to transmit out-of-state convictions, upgrade the Commercial Skills Test Information Management System, and develop modernized commercial driver skills test protocols that target safe behaviors.
American Bus Association (ABA)
ABA will encourage increased motorcoach passenger seatbelt usage through the promotion of a passenger pre-trip safety message (video) and promotional and educational kit materials from Sara’s Wish Foundation’s “Be Safe … Sit, Click, Ride” campaign. ABA will also promote safe driving practices and speed management by providing online, registered entry level driver training courses and in-person educational outreach on remedial or refresher driver training, including recommended best practices for ongoing driver evaluation.
American Honda Motor Co., Inc. (Honda)
Honda will continue to invest in driver safety education initiatives for young drivers, specifically teens and young adults. Planned initiatives for 2023 include: providing grants for organizations focused on teen driver safety through Honda’s corporate social responsibility efforts; teaming up with the National Safety Council’s DriveitHOME program to offer free virtual parent nights to educate parents of young drivers; and offering free, dedicated educational resources for teen drivers on its consumer website.
American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA)
ARTBA will advance safety in work zones by promoting automated speed safety enforcement in work zones and providing recommendations for successful implementation; encouraging the use of positive protective measures between workers; reducing intrusions into roadway work zones and sharing best practices; and publishing a new National Work Zone Safety Information Clearinghouse website.
American Trucking Associations (ATA)
ATA’s Share the Road Program commits to conducting highway safety outreach to at least 100 schools and public events about the importance of sharing the road safely with large trucks. ATA’s Law Enforcement Advisory Board will continue to enhance the relationship between the trucking industry and law enforcement, resulting in the shared goal of highway safety for all road users. ATA’s Public Awareness Campaign on Work-Zone Safety will raise awareness for highway safety in work zones.
Read ATA’s press release or view ATA's video commitment.
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)
The CDC’s Active People, Healthy Nation will work with funded recipients and national partners to support plans to adopt and implement Complete Streets policies, Safe Routes to School programs, and Vision Zero plans. CDC will continue to provide public health leadership to advance proven prevention strategies and support the Safe System approach for motor vehicle crash and injury prevention. To advance innovative and collaborative actions, CDC entered a multi-year Memorandum of Understanding with DOT’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Coalition of Ignition Interlock Manufacturers (CIIM)
CIIM will work with States to stop drunk driving by improving and expanding ignition interlock laws. Ignition interlocks are the only technology currently available that can prevent a DUI offender from starting a vehicle when the driver has been drinking alcohol. CIIM will also work with State agencies and partners to achieve effective implementation of ignition interlock programs and to maximize offender participation.
Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA)
CVSA will deliver post-crash training courses, conduct outreach and training to the judicial community, and deliver CMV traffic enforcement training to non-CMV certified law enforcement officials. CVSA’s post-crash training will improve the quality and consistency of post-crash inspections and reporting, resulting in better data for safety officials to rely on when crafting data-driven safety programs. The outreach and training to the judicial community will help lawyers and judges understand the importance of ensuring that the charges on a driver’s record are accurate, and the CMV traffic enforcement training will provide non-CMV certified law enforcement officers with the information and confidence they need to stop CMV drivers engaging in unsafe driving behavior, which is the leading cause of crashes on our roadways.
CTIA, the wireless industry association, launched a new, nationwide “Drive Smart” educational initiative in March 2023 to encourage drivers to put down their phones and follow safe, responsible driving behavior. The multifaceted campaign centers around a PSA-style message that highlights a few of the “1,000 Ways” that passengers can say “no” to distracted driving behavior when their loved ones, friends, neighbors, rideshare drivers, or whomever behind the wheel reach for the phone while driving—stopping the behavior before it results in an accident.
DoorDash is helping Dashers stay safe and focused on the road through their SafeDash and occupational accident insurance. DoorDash is also launching a new set of safety initiatives to further help Dashers stay safe and focused on the road including reduced in-app notifications while driving, piloting advanced telematics to help Dashers learn from their own driving behaviors, and by encouraging customers to not reach out to Dashers via the app when the Dasher is driving. DoorDash will continue to support policies and campaigns that improve roadway safety, including New York City’s 25 x 25 Campaign.
Read DoorDash's press release.
Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility (Responsibility.org)
Responsibility.org has several programs and initiatives supporting the “Safer People” objective in the NRSS, addressing impaired driving behavior. Responsibility.org created an extensive Toolkit to support states and jurisdictions to address High Risk Impaired Driving, which includes repeat offenders and drivers impaired by substances. It also established and will continue to lead the National Alliance to Stop Impaired Driving (NASID) in an effort to eliminate all forms of impaired driving through effective and proven measures. Responsibility.org and NASID will continue to collaborate with researchers, state and federal advocacy efforts, public awareness and education, and state implementation of effective programs.
The FIA Foundation will promote the deployment of FIA’s Road Safety Index among private-sector companies around the world. FIA’s Road Safety Index is an evidence-based tool that helps scale up the Safe Systems Approach globally and aims to elevate and improve road safety throughout the commercial market, utilizing the private sector as a catalyst. Organizations will identify opportunities to improve safety performance throughout their supply and/or value chain. The methodology is similar to that which enables organizations to measure their carbon footprint.
Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA)
GHSA will promote behavioral highway safety within the Safe System Approach and raise awareness of critical threats to Vulnerable Road Users. GHSA formed its new Equity and Engagement Committee and remains focused on engaging new communities and advancing equity as well as diversifying the highway safety community by building capacity and developing the safety workforce. It will encourage its members to enhance data analysis to identify overrepresented populations; identify and engage non-traditional partners to deliver behavioral programs to underserved communities; and make members aware of Regional Operations’ Technical Assistance efforts. GHSA has also revamped its partner grant programs to spark innovation in community engagement.
Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS)
IIHS has initiatives underway to:
- Improve occupant protection systems, enhance collision avoidance systems, and address the safety needs of vulnerable road users outside the vehicle.
- Improve driver behavior associated with advanced driving assistance systems through consumer information programs, including direct outreach through insurance companies and auto dealers.
- Expand the acceptance and utilization of safety cameras for speed management and traffic signal compliance through improved messaging with policy makers, practitioners, and the public.
- Encourage the utilization of multifaceted interventions that integrate engineering, enforcement, and public education approaches to address the challenges of speeding, impairment, unbelted occupants, and vulnerable road user safety.
- Connect industries and organizations to holistically address road safety challenges.
International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP)
IACP will provide national leadership to America’s policing profession in support of the NRSS. Initiatives include providing training and technical support to police leaders in the equitable, fair and transparent enforcement of roadway safety laws that focus on risky and dangerous driving behaviors, and promoting “Elevate Blue,” an IACP initiative, in partnership with the Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance and NHTSA, that focusses on the benefits of community-oriented policing.
Institute for Safer Trucking (IST)
IST will educate the public about the safety benefits of proven technologies, like automatic emergency braking, speed limiters, and underride protection devices. IST will share information through its Safer Trucking Report, which includes statistics about fatal truck crashes, recommendations to mandate the safety technologies, and by updating fact sheets on automatic emergency braking, speed limiters, and underride protections.
Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)
ITE’s Implementing the Safe System Approach Course is a new certificate-based blended learning course that provides an in-depth understanding of the Safe System Approach and its application. The intended audience for the course is transportation planners, engineers, safety data analysts, public health professionals, and other key stakeholders with shared responsibility within the Safe System. Individuals who successfully complete this program will receive an ITE Implementing the Safe System Approach Certificate. Those holding level one and level two Road Safety Professional certifications will particularly benefit from the deep dive into this key safety topic as well as receiving professional development hours or certification maintenance credits.
League of American Bicyclists
The League of American Bicyclists will provide technical assistance to local governments and other stakeholders interested in addressing vulnerable road user safety through BIL programs. This will include support to jurisdictions applying for funding through programs such as Safe Streets and Roads for All, Thriving Communities, and Transportation Alternatives. The League will also work with States as they implement the Highway Safety Improvement Program’s VRU Safety Assessment and VRU Special Rule, as well as on speed management and Complete Streets planning.
Lime’s continued commitment to Zero Fatalities is three-pronged: Safer People—via rider education and in-app reporting feature and sidewalk detection. Safer Rides—by integrating accident detection technology and making safety learnings core to its hardware development. And Safer Decision Making—by sharing city reports with infrastructure and accident detection recommendations to move its partners forward.
Lucid Group, Inc.
Lucid will be the first all-electric automaker to join an industry coalition focused on informing the public on automated vehicles and advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). Lucid will leverage the expertise of the coalition and invest in joint communication campaigns to educate consumers on automation technologies. Lucid strives to continually refine the suite of detection, warning, and prevention systems on our vehicles and we believe automakers have a responsibility to convey the capabilities of their vehicles to consumers. Lucid vehicles will continue to come standard with a comprehensive suite of active safety features, including automatic emergency braking, front and rear cross traffic protection, traffic sign recognition, blind spot monitoring, lane departure protection, and rear pedestrian collision protection.
Lyft is committed to reducing impaired driving and improving road safety. Lyft will continue to conduct research to understand how rideshare helps reduce impaired driving and provide funding, in partnership with GHSA, for innovative countermeasures to prevent impaired driving during peak times such as holidays. Lyft will continue to promote road safety by offering product features like optional real-time speeding alerts that notify drivers when they exceed the speed limit by 5 mph, and the Smooth Cruiser Program, which provides participating drivers a weekly report of their driving behavior and encourages safer driving practices. Lyft will also continue supporting multimodal transportation by investing in organizations and infrastructure enhancements that improve safety outcomes for those who walk, ride, and roll.
Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT)
MoDOT will continue to expand implementation of the Buckle Up Phone Down (BUPD) program. The BUPD program challenges Missourians to do their part in making Missouri’s road safer by using their safety belt and putting down, or turning off, their phone. MoDOT initiated the program in 2017, and it has spread steadily across Missouri and several other states. The current program focuses outreach to drivers through educational materials and a BUPD pledge.
Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)
MADD will continue to engage impaired driving victims and survivors, ensuring their voices are heard while supporting the NRSS and its goal of zero fatalities. These actions will include providing opportunities for victims and survivors to share their powerful stories, continuing to educate on the dangers of impaired driving, supporting fair and equitable high-visibility traffic safety enforcement of impaired driving laws, and advocating for implementation of an advanced impaired driving prevention technology standard on all new cars.
National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO)
- Partner with the National League of Cities to support small cities (population less than 150,000) in developing competitive applications for SS4A grants.
- Amplify Federal funding opportunities for safe streets planning and implementation through its peer networks and Designing Cities Conference 2023.
- Train transportation planners and engineers how to manage speeds on major streets during a workshop on Arterial Speed Management at Designing Cities 2023.
- Update the Urban Bikeway Design Guide to provide state-of-the art guidance on how to build All Ages & Abilities bike networks in every city.
- Increase awareness and adoption of the City Limits-defined approach for setting speed limits based on conflict density and activity level through peer network conversations with NACTO members and a tracking map of speed limit reductions.
- Participate on the National Committee on Uniform Traffic Control Devices to achieve higher standards for pedestrian protection, contextually appropriate speed limits, and better options for transit and bike infrastructure in the MUTCD.
- Connect city fleet managers and safety staff around direct vision and safety-focused vehicle design topics.
The National Association of State 911 Administrators (NASNA)
NASNA will continue to work with USDOT to support and improve the nation’s 911 system through consistent service for 911 calls. This includes continuing to ensure 911 interoperability of public safety answering points within and across states, administering 911 network security and reliability, facilitating staffing, and helping to develop sound public policy vital to support 911’s continued growth.
National Association of County Engineers (NACE)
NACE will promote the development and implementation of Local Road Safety Plans by hosting a Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) workshop at the NACE 2023 annual meeting. NACE will promote the development and implementation of Comprehensive Safety Action Plans and publicize its efforts through social media and member publications.
National Association of State EMS Officials (NASEMSO)
NASEMSO members are diligent in their commitment to the Post-Crash Care element of the National Roadway Safety Strategy through ongoing collaboration with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Federal Highway Administration to improve Post-Crash Care at the incident level and statewide while serving as the collective voice of the nation’s EMS systems.
National Complete Streets Coalition/Smart Growth America (SGA)
SGA will support the adoption of the Safe System Approach by building capacity and experience at the state and local level. It will collaborate with State DOTs and localities to plan, implement, and evaluate transportation safety demonstration projects that will build skills in transforming streets into safer and healthier places and equip elected officials from across the country to effectively advocate for and support policies and designs that improve the safety of streets in their communities. Example activities include the Complete Streets Leadership Academies and the Champions Institute to equip elected officials from across the country to effectively advocate for and support policies and designs that improve roadway safety.
National League of Cities (NLC)
NLC has many initiatives in support of the National Roadway Safety Strategy including a commitment to grow the Safety First Challenge to include up to 50 additional communities that are committed to action using proven road safety intervention strategies, host two upcoming Local Infrastructure Hub Technical Assistance Bootcamps focused on preparing small and mid-sized communities to apply for Safe Streets and Roads for All grants, add localized safety data resources, and establish working relationships between local youth safety leaders and elected officials.
National Sheriffs’ Association (NSA)
NSA will provide leadership at the national level by encouraging and promoting fair and efficient administration of criminal justice throughout the United States as an integral part of its charter. NSA supports the Safer People category of the NRSS Safe Systems Approach.
National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE)
NOBLE will continue its support of the NRSS and take advantage of opportunities to include it in training programs and provide related materials and updates to its membership. In addition, the NRSS will be an integral part of the work going forward of NOBLE’s recently established Traffic Safety Committee. The NRSS furthers the NOBLE mission to ensure equity in the administration of justice.
National Organizations for Youth Safety (NOYS)
As a national youth-powered organization, NOYS is committed to uniting and equipping young people in historically marginalized communities to address transportation safety through the Safe System Approach, while working with city leaders to create an intergenerational co-leadership in road safety, achieving sustainable mobility and social justice for all. NOYS will increase its presence in diverse communities through building sustainable partnerships with local social services, nonprofits, and government entities, delivering intentional outreach to youth passionate about transportation safety. NOYS will review and refine its hyperlocal youth advocacy efforts in transportation safety by ensuring they are relevant, aligned, and accessible.
National Safety Council (NSC)
NSC is committed to improving safety outcomes in underserved communities by providing access to safety information and data to support transportation safety efforts in underserved communities. NSC will also work to improve child passenger safety, improve outreach to eliminate distracted driving, improve consumer understanding of vehicle safety technology, and improve novice driver outcomes by working with parents and caregivers, including translating materials into a third language. NSC will continue to distribute grants through the Road to Zero to implement the Safe System Approach and support policy changes at the State level to improve safety.
National Tank Truck Carriers (NTTC)
NTTC’s Zero Distractions Campaign combats the dangers of distracted driving by sharing information and resources, including its revised Zero Distractions toolkit, which includes social media messaging and posters that companies can use to spread awareness about distracted driving. NTTC also partnered with the University of California, San Diego’s Training, Research and Education for Driving Safety (TREDS) Program to develop a train-the-trainer educational program for safety managers in the commercial tank truck industry. The TREDS Program is funded through the CA Office of Traffic Safety and FMCSA.
Partners for Automated Vehicle Education (PAVE)
PAVE will advance consumer awareness of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and Automated Driving System (ADS) safety by hosting a two-hour virtual town hall titled “Safer Streets Forum: Making Community Streets Safer through Technology, Policy, and Advocacy” and by developing a public sector toolkit, available in Summer 2023, for state DOTs and state highway safety officers to use in communicating with the public about automated vehicle technologies. The toolkit will include guidance for communicating the differences between ADAS and AVs, infographics, and FAQ documents. PAVE will also create ADAS educational materials targeted to new and young drivers and will partner with youth safety and driver safety organization to run the campaign.
Safe Kids Worldwide
Safe Kids Worldwide will continue to advance child passenger safety through the certification of trained Child Passenger Safety Technicians and by organizing and supporting car seat check events and distribution of car seats to at-need families. They will investigate child passenger safety disparities and are developing a Child Safety Index that leverages injury and sociodemographic data to identify populations at greater child injury risk and help allocate resources. Safe Kids Worldwide will also advance teen driver safety and vulnerable road user (VRU) safety by collaborating with Impact Teen Drivers to address teen driver safety and distracted driving through grant programming and youth fellowship summits, and by providing VRU safety education through the 2023 Ready to Roll program.
The Safe Operating Speed Alliance (SOSA)
SOSA will continue to meet with USDOT Agencies, Safety Advocates, and Associations to support NRSS and advocate for more effective use of Behavioral Science and Technology to address the speeding behavior and improve Injury Prevention benefits. SOSA will continue to educate Cities and governmental entities on how to move towards safer roads and prevent harm by applying more effective Injury Prevention strategies to the speeding behavior. Education activities include creating fact sheets, conducting webinars, and presenting to Safety Associations and Interested Safety Advocacy Groups.
State Farm will conduct and/or fund research in essential topic areas, identify data-supported solutions, promote auto safety through philanthropic funding, encourage safe driving through educational programs and advocate for highway safety legislation such as enforcing primary seat belt usage for all occupants. State Farm will continue to conduct and/or fund research topics such as private passenger and commercial transportation safety, driver behavior, vehicle technology, roadway technology and design, impacts on insurance, and more.
Truckload Carriers Association (TCA)
TCA commits to delivering a webinar to its membership about the benefits of adopting Automatic Emergency Braking and other safety improvement technology to improve the safety performance history of TCA members nationwide.
Truck Safety Coalition (TSC)
TSC will encourage Adoption of Safety-Proven CMV Countermeasures by highlighting the harrowing experiences of truck crash victims and survivors caused by the lack of widescale adoption of proven CMV safety countermeasures. TSC will also feature webinars highlighting the efficacy of measures such as AEB, ADAS, Underride Guards and Speed Limiters.
Uber will build on its existing multimodal road safety investments by launching three new commitments: supporting Vision Zero efforts and aligning with the Safe System Approach; doubling down on the company’s proven impact in reducing drunk driving by pledging $500,000 in new prevention efforts in five states; and launching new bike safety features to help keep people on bikes safe, including expanding bike lane alerts and launching a bike safety checklist for couriers.
United Parcel Service, Inc. (UPS)
UPS commits to installing automatic emergency braking (AEB) on each new class 7 and class 8 vehicle it procures. UPS operates a tractor trailer system that uses a domestic long-haul fleet of approximately 16,000 class 8 vehicles. AEB helps reduce and mitigate collisions by automatically applying a vehicle’s brakes if sensors detect that the vehicle is approaching an obstacle too quickly. This public commitment will ensure UPS continues to put vehicles equipped with advanced safety technology on the roads.
Vision Zero for Youth (FIA Foundation and National Center for Safe Routes to School)
Vision Zero for Youth will continue its leadership award to highlight various communities that have taken bold steps to advance youth pedestrian and bicyclist safety, including infrastructure improvements, policy changes, and youth engagement. Press releases, social media, award ceremonies, media coverage, and conference/webinar presentations will help highlight and disseminate good practices in prioritizing road safety for young pedestrians and bicyclists.
Vision Zero Network (VZN)
VZN will develop new resources to help communities build and mature their Vision Zero programs. VZN is developing a 2023 series of Vision Zero 101 resources and learning opportunities to support communities, especially local, regional, and Tribal communities, to build their Vision Zero work on a strong Safe System foundation. VZN is also developing a new resource for communities to be strategic and intentional in incorporating equity into their Vision Zero Action Plans and ongoing work. The resource will include actionable steps for practitioners and others to place equity at the forefront of planning, infrastructure, and investment decisions to advance safe mobility for all people. This resource will be available free online in early Spring 2023 and will be accompanied with a series of discussions, webinars, and trainings.
Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT)
WSDOT will center the Safe System Approach within its updated State Strategic Highway Safety Plan and will update its agency policy, guidelines, and manuals to prioritize safety. WSDOT also implemented Complete Streets legislation that requires a Complete Streets approach on all projects over $500,000 to improve the safety and connectivity of the transportation system. Additional initiatives include implementing guidelines for an injury minimization speed setting approach, developing assessment and evaluation tools to understand how the transportation system serves vulnerable road users, and implementing a work zone safety reset to improve worker safety.