Safety: Vehicle Crashes and Fatalities (Objective Category)

The objectives in this category focus on reducing the number and severity of vehicle crashes.

Associated Objectives and Performance Measures

Objective Performance Measure
Reduce the total number of crashes in the region by X percent by year Y. Total crashes per X VMT.
Reduce the total number of fatalities and severe injuries in the region by X percent by year Y. Total fatalities per X VMT.
Reduce the total number of fatalities and severe injuries in the region by X percent by year Y. Total severe injuries per X VMT.
Reduce the total number of crashes involving bicyclists and pedestrians in the region by X percent by year Y. Total crashes involving pedestrians.
Reduce the total number of crashes involving bicyclists and pedestrians in the region by X percent by year Y. Total crashes involving bicycles.
Reduce crashes due to road weather conditions Number of crashes and fatalities related to weather conditions
Reduce crashes due to unexpected congestion Number of crashes and fatalities related to unexpected congestion
Reduce secondary crashes Number of secondary crashes
Reduce crashes due to red-light running Number of crashes and fatalities related to red-light running
Reduce crashes due to unsafe drivers, vehicles and cargo on the transportation system Number of crashes and fatalities due to commercial vehicle safety violations
Reduce lane departure crashes Number of crashes and fatalities related to inappropriate lane departure, crossing or merging
Reduce crashes at railroad crossings Number of crashes and fatalities at railroad crossings
Reduce crashes at intersections Number of crashes and fatalities related to red-light running
Reduce crashes at intersections Number of crashes and fatalities at signalized intersections
Reduce crashes at intersections Number of crashes and fatalities at unsignalized intersections
Reduce speed differential Number of crashes and fatalities related to excessive speeding
Reduce speed differential Number of speed violations
Reduce crashes due to driver errors and limitations Number of crashes and fatalities related to driving while intoxicated
Reduce crashes due to driver errors and limitations Number of crashes and fatalities related to driver inattention and distraction
Reduce the total number of fatalities in the region by X percent by year Y. Number of fatalities
Reduce the rate fatalities in the region by X percent by year Y. Rate of fatalities (rate per vehicle miles travelled (VMT))
Reduce the total number of severe injuries in the region by X percent by year Y. Number of serious injuries
Reduce the rate of severe injuries in the region by X percent by year Y. Rate of serious injuries (rate per VMT)
Reduce the number of fatalities in crashes involving a driver or motorcycle operator with a BAC of.08 and above by X percent by Y year. Number of fatalities in crashes involving a driver or motorcycle operator with a BAC of.08 and above
Reduce the number of speeding-related fatalities by X percent by year Y. Number of speeding-related fatalities
Reduce the number of pedestrian fatalities by X percent by year Y. Number of pedestrian fatalities

Associated Planning Factors and Goals

Planning Factor Goal
B. Increase the safety of the transportation system for motorized and nonmotorized users; Achieve a significant reduction in traffic fatalities and serious injuries on all public roads

Associated Service Packages

Service Package
CVO07: Roadside CVO Safety
CVO08: Smart Roadside and Virtual WIM
MC03: Roadway Automated Treatment
MC07: Work Zone Safety Monitoring
PT12: Transit Vehicle at Station/Stop Warnings
PT13: Vehicle Turning Right in Front of a Transit Vehicle
ST04: Roadside Lighting
SU04: Map Management
SU05: Location and Time
SU06: Object Registration and Discovery
SU07: ITS Communications
TM12: Dynamic Roadway Warning
TM13: Standard Railroad Grade Crossing
TM14: Advanced Railroad Grade Crossing
TM17: Speed Warning and Enforcement
TM20: Variable Speed Limits
TM21: Speed Harmonization
TM24: Tunnel Management
TM25: Wrong Way Vehicle Detection and Warning
TM26: Signal Enforcement
VS01: Autonomous Vehicle Safety Systems
VS02: V2V Basic Safety
VS03: Situational Awareness
VS04: V2V Special Vehicle Alert
VS05: Curve Speed Warning
VS06: Stop Sign Gap Assist
VS09: Reduced Speed Zone Warning / Lane Closure
VS10: Restricted Lane Warnings
VS11: Oversize Vehicle Warning
VS12: Pedestrian and Cyclist Safety
VS13: Intersection Safety Warning and Collision Avoidance
VS14: Cooperative Adaptive Cruise Control
VS15: Infrastructure Enhanced Cooperative Adaptive Cruise Control
VS16: Automated Vehicle Operations
VS17: Traffic Code Dissemination
WX03: Spot Weather Impact Warning

Source

National ITS Architecture Team



 
Since the mapping between objectives and service packages is not always straight-forward and often situation-dependent, these mappings should only be used as a starting point. Users should do their own analysis to identify the best service packages for their region.