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Accession Number PB2013-107980
Title State of Iowa FFY 2013 Highway Safety Plan.
Publication Date Aug 2012
Media Count 37p
Personal Author N/A
Abstract Traffic data is the foundation of traffic safety programs in the state of Iowa. At the core of traffic data is the Statewide Traffic Records Coordinating Committee (STRCC). The STRCC is responsible for promoting a traffic records programs which strives to improve overall data quality. Section 408 funds have assisted the state in developing and maintaining traffic data which is used extensively for traffic safety analysis, special projects, and for deployment of enforcement activities. The accuracy and timeliness of data is a critical component in regard to decision making and planning of countermeasures to manage and evaluate programs. Iowa strives to maintain a complete traffic records system to include crash data, roadway inventory, driver data, vehicle data, citation/adjudication, and injury surveillance. In April of 2011, STRCC hosted a NHTSA sponsored assessment. During the coming years, the recommendations of the assessment team will continue to be reviewed by the STRCC and other members of the traffic safety community for possible implementation and inclusion in Iowas overall state traffic records system. Iowa analyzes the five most recent years of data when setting performance measures and goals in the specific measure areas identified by NHTSA. Trends are closely reviewed to plan goals. Other information used to assist in setting goals includes results of both the statewide observational safety belt survey, and the awareness surveys conducted at Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle License Stations. Throughout the year the GTSB requests additional analysis of data through the Iowa Department of Transportation/Office of Traffic and Safety and In-Trans at Iowa State University. Information gathered can set a foundation for the review of goals and objectives and for the analyses of the effectiveness of traffic safety campaigns conducted throughout the state. An understanding of the evolving driving culture is imperative for the effectiveness of traffic safety programs and messages.
Keywords Fatalities
Highway safety
Highway Safety Plan(HSP)
Traffic accident
Transportation planning

Source Agency National Highway Transportation Safety Administration
NTIS Subject Category 85D - Transportation Safety
85H - Road Transportation
43G - Transportation
91B - Transportation & Traffic Planning
Corporate Author Iowa Dept. of Public Health, Des Moines. Bureau of Health Engineering and Consumer Safety.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1318
Contract Number N/A

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