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Safer Roads Through Effective Traffic Safety Management

Empowering safety engineers

U.S. efforts to improve traffic safety have delivered considerable progress over the last five years. From 2005 to 2009, traffic fatalities have declined over 21%. The fatality rate has dropped from 1.46 fatalities per 100 million miles traveled, to 1.13 – the lowest rate since 1954. While this success can be attributed to a variety of factors, the focus on safety by State Departments of Transportations (DOT) and State Offices of Public Safety certainly deserves some of the credit.
I believe there are four key areas where GIS has, and will continue to assist safety engineers in reducing traffic crashes and fatalities:

These are ways that safety managers can achieve even greater success in the future.

What are the ways that GIS and other geospatial technologies are working to improve safety in your organization?

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