A webinar sponsored by the Center for Excellence in Rural Safety in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Due to technical difficulties with the first portion of the presentation, the recording of the webinar begins with slide 15.
This webinar reviewed the rationale behind Toward Zero Deaths (TZD), a new national strategy for highway safety. It also highlighted the progress made on reducing the number of crash-related fatalities by half in the last two decades. The presentation featured a description of the TZD strategy and its vision; current challenges to maintaining the momentum of fatality reduction; and examples of behavioral, engineering, enforcement, and EMS innovation strategies as well as the broad, data-rich planning approaches needed in each state. Examples of these approaches include a changed safety culture and the pervasive use of intelligent vehicle fleets aimed at crash avoidance.
National and state successes were also discussed, including Minnesota's local deployment techniques and county strategic highway safety plans. The presentation closed with a report on the status of this national strategy and an articulation of the role of webinar viewers in delivering TZD.
Barbara Harsha has been the executive director of the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA), the nonprofit organization that represents state highway safety offices, since 1988. She is responsible for directing the organization's Washington headquarters office and serves as the association's chief liaison with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Dr. Anthony R. Kane is the director of engineering and technical services at the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO). He is involved with the development of transportation policy and legislative proposals, the development of technical publications and standards, and the evaluation and accreditation of transportation safety products and laboratories.
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