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March/April 2003
Vol. 66 · No. 5

Safety Assessment Model

Safety Assessment ModelAlternative text below table

The chart shown above provides a detailed map of how communities can assess their safety needs.

Data Collection

  • Reactive (Historical)- Collision Records
  • Reactive and Proactive (Current/Emergent) - Action Request, SMS Committee, Roadway Inventory
  • Proactive (Predictive) -Safety Condition Records

Data Analysis

  • Collision Evaluation
  • Maintenance Action
  • Policy Action
  • Potential Collision Analysis

    Safety Needs Report*
    Benefit/Cost Calculation*
    Safety Benefit Index

*Mitigation Alternatives factor into the Data Analysis process at this point.

Data Output

  • Prioritized Safety Projects
    • Funding
  • Safety Program (Emergency Services, Enforcement, Education, Engineering)

Source: WSDOT

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