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Accession Number PB2013-103859
Title State of Tennessee Five Percent Report from July 1, 2010 to June 30, 2011.
Publication Date 2012
Media Count 12p
Personal Author N/A
Abstract Section 1401 of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU) amended Section 148 of Title 23 USC to create the Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) as a core FHWA program with separate funding, replacing the Hazard Elimination Program in 23 USC Section 152, effective October 1, 2005. The purpose of the HSIP as stated in Section 148(b) (2) is to reduce traffic fatalities and serious injuries on public roads. As part of the HSIP, States are required to submit an annual report describing not less than 5 percent of their highway locations exhibiting the most severe safety needs Section 148(c)(1)(D). The projects reported in the 5% report are Hazard Elimination Safety Program (HESP) type projects because these are the locations that have the highest crash rates and that are considered to have the greatest safety issues. The criteria used to identify these locations are reported elsewhere in the annual report and are repeated here. The number of projects reported is based on the number of RSARs conducted during the year. These RSARs were primarily for High Risk Rural Roads (HRRR) and HESP type projects. For the HESP process, the most current three years of data are used. To qualify for consideration, a location must have had a minimum of seven crashes. The crash rate must equal or exceed 3.5 times the critical rate and a fatal or serious injury crash must have occurred.
Keywords Accident location
Accident reduction
Annual report
Data bases
Highway safety
Motor vehicle accidents
Rural areas
State highway departments

Source Agency Federal Highway Administration
NTIS Subject Category 85D - Transportation Safety
85H - Road Transportation
43G - Transportation
91B - Transportation & Traffic Planning
Corporate Author Tennessee Dept. of Transportation, Nashville.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1308
Contract Number N/A

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