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Accession Number PB2013-108256
Title West Virginia Highway Safety Performance Plan, FY 2013.
Publication Date 2013
Media Count 71p
Personal Author N/A
Abstract The Governor's Highway Safety Program (GHSP), a section of the West Virginia Division of Motor Vehicles, has developed a comprehensive problem-based Highway Safety Plan (HSP). The Governor's Highway Safety Program faces considerable challenges in 2013. The development of the FY13 Highway Safety Plan sets the priorities and goals for the upcoming year. FY 2011 proved to be successful. The GHSP decided to focus on the basics and exert more direct involvement in the various activities and priorities. The priorities for 2013 will be Occupant Protection, Impaired Driving, Community Traffic Safety Programs, Motorcycle/ATV Safety, Youth Alcohol Issues, Traffic Records, and the coordination of law enforcement, state, community and private sector efforts to reach the goals set forth by the GHSP. Over the last twelve years, the Governor's Highway Safety Program, along with our Highway Safety partners and advocates, has worked hard to raise our Seat Belt Use rate from 49.5 % in 2000 to the 2011 rate of 85%. West Virginias seat belt rate has been as high as 89% in 2007 and 2008, however, this has declined in the last couple of years. The 2012 seat belt use rate is estimated to be 86%. This increase in safety belt use over the years is a direct result of the Click It or Ticket Campaign, which emphasizes enforcement and media. The GHSP Law Enforcement Liaison Office has been instrumental in gaining and maintaining law enforcements interest in the program, particularly through the WV Lifesavers Program, which has received national recognition.
Keywords Fatalities
Highway safety
Highway Safety Plan(HSP)
Traffic accidents
Transportation planning
West Virginia

Source Agency National Highway Transportation Safety Administration
NTIS Subject Category 85D - Transportation Safety
85H - Road Transportation
43G - Transportation
91B - Transportation & Traffic Planning
Corporate Author West Virginia Dept. of Transportation, Charleston. Governor's Highway Safety Program.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1318
Contract Number N/A

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