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SHSP-Related Events

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Date Event

January 7-11, 2018

Transportation Research Board 97th Annual Meeting, Washington, DC

January 23-26, 2018

Safety Fest of the Great Northwest, Boise, ID

January 26-30, 2018

ATSSA 48th Annual Convention and Traffic Expo, San Antonio, TX

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In 2013, there were 4,735 pedestrians killed and an estimated 66,000 injured in traffic crashes in the United States.

But less daylight doesn't have to mean more risk for pedestrians and cyclists. The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and The National Highway Institute (NHI) recognized October as Pedestrian Safety Month. Sharpen your overall knowledge on engineering, enforcement, and safety strategies to improve the physical environment for walking and biking in your local communities across the country by enrolling in one of these Instructor-led Training (ILT) courses:

Source: Department of Transportation (US), National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Traffic Safety Facts 2013. Washington (DC): NHTSA; 2013 [cited FEB 2015].
Available from URL: http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/Pubs/812124.pdf

The National Highway Institute also offers the following courses on Strategic Highway Safety Plans (SHSP) and Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) topics.

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dashboard graphic Roadway Safety Data Dashboard - The FHWA Office of Safety announces the launch of the “New and Improved” Roadway Safety Data Dashboard! The data dashboard has been completely redesigned to improve usability and expand the capabilities of the site. Since fatality data can be very complex, the dashboard allows users to convert data into graphical displays that make it easier to see trends and make comparisons between States, MPOs, and regions. Using data from the Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS), users are able to generate charts and graphs to display the data elements that describe the crash, the vehicle and the people involved.

Some of the NEW features include:

  • Condensed workflow with a single step-by-step procedure and drop-down menus
  • New combinations of display and comparison options to include: types of collisions, persons involved, and location and setting
  • Create and view multiple graphs in a single dashboard
  • New display options to include line, spline, and area charts
  • Generate a web link to share your dashboard
  • View and export the underlying graph data into an Excel spreadsheet
  • Edit graph options to easily change criteria of type of graph

The Office of Safety will continue to make updates by adding new features and data to the data dashboard to ensure this tool is beneficial and valuable to our safety partners. We are also interested in getting your feedback, so please let us know (good or bad) what you think about the data dashboard, what data or features would you like to see added, and any issues you may have experienced when creating your dashboard. For more information, please contact Danielle Betkey at Danielle.Betkey@dot.gov.

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National Safety Observances

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) 2017 Designated Safety Weeks & Annual Conferences Calendar

Date Event Sponsor Web link
January 8–12, 2017 Transportation Research Board Conference (Washington, DC) Transportation Research Board www.trb.org
January 25–27 SAE Government/Industry Meeting (Washington, DC) American Iron and Steel Institute www.sae.org/servlets/index
March 26–28 Lifesavers 2017 Conference (Charlotte, NC) Multiple public and private organizations www.lifesaversconference.org
April 3–7 National Work Zone Awareness Week Federal Highway Administration www.ops.fhwa.dot.gov/wz/outreach/wz_awareness.htm
April (Entire Month) National Distracted Driving Awareness Month NHTSA www.distraction.gov
April (Entire Month) Alcohol Awareness Month National Institutes of Health www.nih.gov
May (Entire Month) National Youth Traffic Safety Month National Organizations for Youth Safety www.noys.org
May (Entire Month) Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month NHTSA www.trafficsafetymarketing.gov
May (Entire Month) National Bicycle Safety Month NHTSA www.trafficsafetymarketing.gov/ BicycleSafety
May 10 Bike to School Day National Center for Safe Routes to School www.walkbiketoschool.org/learn-more/about-the-events/about-bike-to-school-day/
May 22–June 4 Click It or Ticket Mobilization NHTSA www.trafficsafetymarketing.gov
May 14–20 National Police Week The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund www.nleomf.com
May 21–27 EMS Week American College of Emergency Physicians www.acep.org/emsweek
May 28–June 3 Tire Safety Week Rubber Manufacturers Association www.rma.org
June 19 Ride to Work Day NHTSA www.ridetoworkday.org
August 6–9 Int’l Forum on Traffic Records and Highway Safety Info. Sys. (New Orleans, LA) Association of Transportation Safety Information Professionals www.atsip.org
August 11–14 Training Conference on Drugs, Alcohol and Impaired Driving (National Harbor, MD) IACP, NHTSA www.theiacp.org/dreconference
August 18–September 3 Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Mobilization NHTSA www.trafficsafetymarketing.gov
September 16–20 Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) Annual Meeting (Louisville, KY) Governors Highway Safety Association www.ghsa.org/events/2017-ghsa-annual-meeting
September 17–23 Child Passenger Safety Week NHTSA www.trafficsafetymarketing.gov
September 23 National Seat Check Saturday NHTSA www.trafficsafetymarketing.gov
October 2–6 Drive Safely Work Week Network of Employers for Traffic Safety http://trafficsafety.org/
October 4 Walk to School Day National Center for Safe Routes to Schools www.walkbiketoschool.org
October 15–21 National Teen Driver Safety Week CHOP and NHTSA www.teendriversource.org www.trafficsafetymarketing.gov
October 16–20 National School Bus Safety Week National Association of Pupil Transportation www.napt.org
October 21–24 Int’l Association of Chiefs of Police Annual Conference & Expo (Philadelphia, PA) Multiple public and private organizations www.theiacp.org
December (Entire Month) National Drunk & Drugged Driving Prevention Month (3D) Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) www.whitehouse.gov/ondcp
December 13–31 Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Mobilization NHTSA www.trafficsafetymarketing.gov

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