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Accession Number PB2013-108246
Title South Carolina's Highway Safety and Performance Plan FFY 2013.
Publication Date Sep 2012
Media Count 131p
Personal Author N/A
Abstract The Section 402 State and Community Highway Safety Program was established by the US Congress through the Highway Safety Act of 1966. The Act requires that each state shall have a highway safety program designed to reduce traffic collisions, deaths, injuries, and the property damage resulting therefrom. Funds for the program are distributed on a formula basis to all states. The program is administered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) of the US Department of Transportation on the federal level; the program is administered by the Office of Highway Safety of the South Carolina Department of Public Safety on the state level. Beginning in 2006, the state received and the unit administered approximately $3.0 million in federal funding for highway safety programs. Forty (40) percent of the funds must be distributed to local political subdivisions. The funds are intended to provide seed money to catalyze innovative programs and leverage other state, local and private resources. Funding of eligible projects is based on nationally-established priority areas and others which, with additional justification and approval from NHTSA, may be deemed as state-identified 'priority areas'. Priority areas for Federal FY 2013 include: impaired driving countermeasures, occupant protection, and police traffic services (speed enforcement). Other areas eligible for funding in FFY 2013 include: motorcycle safety, traffic records (statewide) and pedestrian safety.
Keywords Fatalities
Highway safety
Highway Safety Plan(HSP)
South Carolina
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 South Carolina Office of Highway Safety Programs, Columbia.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1318
Contract Number N/A

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