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TRB's National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report 500, Vol. 21: Guidance for Implementation of the AASHTO Strategic Highway Safety Plan: Safety Data and Analysis in Developing Emphasis Area Plans provides guidance on data sources and analysis techniques that may be employed to assist agencies in allocating safety funds.

In 1998, the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) approved its Strategic Highway Safety Plan, which was developed by the AASHTO Standing Committee for Highway Traffic Safety with the assistance of the Federal Highway Administration, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and the Transportation Research Board Committee on Transportation Safety Management. The plan includes strategies in 22 key emphasis areas that affect highway safety. The plan's goal is to reduce the annual number of highway deaths by 5,000 to 7,000. Each of the 22 emphasis areas includes strategies and an outline of what is needed to implement each strategy.

Over the next few years the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) will be developing a series of guides, several of which are already available, to assist state and local agencies in reducing injuries and fatalities in targeted areas. The guides correspond to the emphasis areas outlined in the AASHTO Strategic Highway Safety Plan. Each guide includes a brief introduction, a general description of the problem, the strategies/countermeasures to address the problem, and a model implementation process.

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National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2008. Safety Data and Analysis in Developing Emphasis Area Plans. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/14170.

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95 pages | 8.5 x 11 |  DOI: https://doi.org/10.17226/14170
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