2009 Safety Action Plan - Emphasis Area Cards

Oct 30, 2009 | by
  • Description

Over 450 people die in crashes on the roads of the nine-county Delaware Valley in an average year. Over 50,000 people are injured in approximately 90,000 crashes. The 2009 Safety Action Plan: Improving Transportation Safety in the Delaware Valley (Publication Number 09032) includes a methodology to define key safety emphasis areas, a range of strategies for each of the seven emphasis areas, and a focused implementation table to reduce the number of fatalities. The report was developed with guidance from the multi-disciplinary Regional Safety Task Force. This set of seven cards summarizes the seven emphasis areas in the 2009 Safety Action Plan. The cards provide a brief definition of each emphasis area, a chart detailing the number and percentage of fatalities for which the emphasis area was a contributing factor in each county, recommended strategies to address each emphasis area, and a sample of safety partners working on the issue. For more information about crashes and traffic fatalities in the Delaware Valley, please see Traffic Crash Analysis of the Delaware Valley (Publication Number 08054).