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ABOUT THE PUERTO RICO STRATEGIC HIGHWAY SAFETY PLAN (SHSP)

The Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP) 2014-2018 was prepared in partnership with the Puerto Rico Traffic Safety Commission (PRTSC), the Puerto Rico Police, the Puerto Rico Health Department, and the Puerto Rico Highway and Transportation Authority. During the development process pf the SHSP, assistance was received from federal government such as Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). In addition to the contribution of other safety stakeholders representing the government, academia, non-profit organizations, and other private sector partners. Its approval, back in July 2014, represented a starting point for a collaborative process among safety stakeholders in Puerto Rico that share the same interest of reducing fatalities and serious injury crashes in our roadways.

As a participatory and collaborative plan, through SHSP, different initiatives have been identified that could reduce traffic crashes and their severity in the island. Likewise, it has promoted that these efforts are coordinated, creating a multiplier effect in the reach of organizations in the local population. Each initiative is evaluated with experiences from other jurisdictions, data and crash analysis or recommendations from federal agencies, among others. However, the basic element of the SHSP is the continuous assessment of crashes trends in the Puerto Rico road system. This is why one of the first steps to developing SHSP was to define its areas of emphasis (see figure below). Each one has clearly established the strategic goals, performance measures and objectives to 2018, the year in which the first cycle of this SHSP ends. Among the resources that continuously contribute to the enhancement of SHSP are the following:

  • Analysis of fatalities data - The monthly trend of fatalities reported by the CST is evaluated in comparison with previous years and an annual projection is developed that is adjusted monthly as the year elapses.
  • Progress meetings - The PRHTA evaluates the progress of the SHSP biweekly and coordinates the ongoing works.
  • Emphasis areas team meetings - Information on fatalities trends and serious injuries are updated and shared in a quarterly basis.
  • Contact email shsp@carreterasegurapr.com - Contact with safety stakeholders and the general public. Educational, informative materials and resources are distributed for specific activities (eg RSA’s, workshops, meetings, etc.).
  • Web Page www.carreterasegurapr.com - Disclosure of information, including daily and accumulated fatalities per month and year from 2014 to the present. Information and links of collaborating entities are shared.
  • Action Plans - work instrument that includes specific actions for each emphasis area per year.
  • Road safety audits - Multidisciplinary assessment of the condition of a section of a public road.
  • Highway safety project before and after studies - Assessments of the impact of traffic crashes and serious injured reduction, on safety improvement project. In addition, this information helps to develop a Puerto Rico Crash Modification Factor (CMF) database for different of countermeasures. (eg raised pavement marker, traffic signs, etc.).
  • Annual Report - Annual progress evaluation of SHSP performance measures.

Puerto Rico Strategic Highway Safety Plan Emphasis Areas:

Traffic Records & Information Systems
Alcohol Impaired Driving
Vulnerable Road Users
Emergency Medical Response
Aggressive Driving
Roadway Departure
Occupant Protection
Young Drivers (15 to 20 Years)
Intersections


Traffic Fatalities
* Totals incorporated to the chart at the end of the month.

Don't be part of this statistics... Drive safely!
 
  2016 2017 Change
Total 57 47 -10

Traffic Fatalities up to March 22, 2017

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