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CT STRATEGIC HIGHWAY SAFETY PLAN

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HELPFUL RESOURCE LINKS:

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What is a Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP)?

An SHSP is a statewide data-driven traffic safety plan that coordinates the efforts of a wide range of organizations to reduce traffic accident fatalities and serious injuries on all public roads. In coordination with federal, state, local and private sector safety stakeholders, the SHSP establishes goals, objectives, and emphasis (or challenge) areas.

Federal regulations require that the Connecticut SHSP include:

• Consultation with a variety of stakeholders. At present, there are over 400 identified stakeholders assisting with the SHSP Update process, including: federal agencies, state agencies, local agencies and organizations including police departments, regional transportation agencies, tribal governments, and private stakeholders. View the list of stakeholders (.xls).

• Analysis and effective use of crash data. Connecticut has or uses multiple crash data systems including the Connecticut Crash Data Repository (CT CDR), the National Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS), the National Emergency Medical Services Information System (NEMSIS), and the Crash Medical Outcomes Data (CMOD) Project, modeled on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Crash Outcome Data Evaluation System (CODES).

• Plans to address the 4Es of traffic safety: Engineering, Enforcement, Education, and Emergency Services. Some safety issues like vehicles running off of the roadway involve engineering challenges. Treating accident injuries involves emergency services issues like improving training for first responders, and ensuring that responders have the right equipment. Some safety issues, like texting while driving, involve multiple areas like education, reminding drivers that texting is not worth it, and enforcement, citing drivers for texting while driving.

• Consideration for the safety of all public roads, and all users, including pedestrians and bicyclists. New federal regulations have also expanded the SHSP to include tribal roads.

• A program of projects or strategies to reduce or eliminate safety hazards. The SHSP is not just a set of goals, developed and forgotten. It is a continuous process, with focused teams studying safety problems, searching for answers, and developing programs to improve traffic safety.

• Implementation and evaluation. The SHSP Update will include review of the last SHSP and the emphasis or challenge areas developed by that SHSP. How much have we done to improve traffic safety? What strategies worked? Which need to be improved?

We Want To Hear From You:

The SHSP is a collaborative process and will be most effective with input from a wide range of people and agencies. The SHSP team is very interested in your input. Please provide your comments or ideas about how to improve transportation safety in Connecticut by clicking here.

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Our general CT Safety email is: Trafficsafety.dot@ct.gov


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