Safety Research and Statistics

Safety Research and Statistics

The metropolitan transportation planning process in the Memphis MPO Region is designed to enhance the safety, security, and mobility of all users of the region’s transportation system. The MPO’s Regional Transportation Plan, Congestion Management Plan, and Regional Intelligent Transportation Systems Architecture all include safety goals and promote safety outcomes. The MPO analyzes safety data such as high-crash corridors, crash density, crash severity by location, and bicycle and pedestrian crash data to identify safety problems, trends, and priority locations for improvements in the region. The MPO provides technical resources and data to assist jurisdictions in reducing the number and severity of crashes in the MPO Planning area. MPOs serve as a regional nexus for crash data, analysis, and performance measurement needed by local jurisdictions to improve transportation safety. Safety performance measures and targets help planners identify the extent to which safety goals and objectives are being met, and where limited resources can be best leveraged.

 

The FAST Act continues the Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) to achieve a significant reduction in traffic fatalities and serious injuries on all public roads, including non-State-owned public roads and roads on tribal lands. The HSIP requires a data-driven, strategic approach to improving highway safety on all public roads that focuses on performance. The MPO works to align its goals and strategies with TDOT and MDOT Highway Safety Improvement Plans.

Tennessee: 

 

TITAN, or “Tennessee’s Integrated Traffic Analysis Network,” data was used to create the 13 dashboards containing interactive information on Tennessee roadways and crashes for the current and previous years.

 

Crash factors, types, and statistics for the past ten years can be found in NHTSA’s FARS database for Tennessee, including data by county.

 

TDOT’s most recent Highway Safety Improvement Plan includes comprehensive safety data, projections, and analysis. It also identifies emphasis areas: for each, documenting previous work on the issue, detailing ongoing challenges, and recommending strategies/projects to address them.

 

Mississippi: 

 

Crash factors, types, and statistics for the past ten years can be found in NHTSA’s FARS database for Mississippi, including data by county.

 

MDOT’s most recent Highway Safety Improvement Plan includes comprehensive safety data, projections, and analysis. It also identifies emphasis areas: for each, documenting previous work on the issue, detailing ongoing challenges, and recommending strategies/projects to address them.

 

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