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Road Safety Audits - Maryland

Original publication: SHSP Implementation Process Model, Supplement Number 1 – Case Studies; FHWA-SA-10-025; 2010 (PDF, 1MB)

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Publication Year: 2010


Key Accomplishments

  • Prevented duplication of effort by emphasis area teams and Office of Planning personnel through a centralized RSA process.
  • Linked emphasis area RSA strategies with existing State RSA program to institutionalize the SHSP process.

In Maryland several SHSP emphasis area teams (Keep Vehicles on the Roadway, Intersections, Young Drivers, and Pedestrians) identified Roadway Safety Audits (RSAs) as a strategy to improve safety. Prior to the SHSP, the Office of Planning had developed an RSA program designed around Maryland’s roadway standards. To coordinate all RSA activities across the State, the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) established a Roadway Safety Audit Committee. The committee, made up of senior management and staff from MDOT districts and the Offices of Planning and Preliminary Engineering, Highway Development, Traffic and Safety, and Maintenance, will develop RSA policy and criteria for audit locations, as well as review selected locations, findings, and recommendations. This new process will help identify issues requiring a systemwide response. The committee will track implementation of audit findings to evaluate their effectiveness and to revise standards as needed.

Results

The work of the RSA Committee is linked with the RSA implementation strategy in the SHSP. The Director of the Office of Planning and Preliminary Engineering is a member of the SHSP Management Team and coordinates RSA findings with emphasis area action plans.

Contact:
Mary Dietz
Chief, Regional and Intermodal Planning Division
Maryland State Highway Administration
410-545-5570
mdeitz@sha.state.md.us

Publication Year: 2010

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