State Highway Safety Report (2018) - Florida
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Please note: FHWA posted baseline data States submitted in their HSIP reports to help bring context to their safety performance targets. This data may result in some discrepancies among published DOT safety data due to data sources and reporting years used when establishing the safety performance targets.
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Additional Comments (Targets)
Florida shares the national traffic safety vision, "Toward Zero Deaths," and formally adopted our own version of the national vision, "Driving Down Fatalities," in 2012. FDOT and its traffic safety partners are committed to eliminating fatalities and reducing serious injuries with the understanding that the death of any person is unacceptable and based on that, zero deaths is our safety performance target. This target is consistent throughout our Strategic Highway Safety Plan, Highway Safety Improvement Program and Highway Safety Plan. Florida’s data forecasts have been established using an ARIMA Hybrid Regression Model (0, 1,1)(2,0,0)(12) with VMT. Nine independent variables were tested to assess correlations; only Vehicle Miles of Travel (VMT) and gas consumption have relatively high correlations with fatalities and serious injuries and of these two variables only VMT was useful in predicting future fatalities and serious injuries. The first three performance measures (number of fatalities, number of serious injuries, and fatality rate per 100M VMT) have been forecasted based on a five year rolling average and the remaining performance measures will be forecasted annually. The forecasts for 2017 and 2018 are based on monthly data from 2005 through 2016 using statistical forecasting methodologies. Forecasts for serious injury rate per 100 million VMT and non-motorist fatal and serious injuries have been established using the AAA version of the Exponential Smoothing (ETS) algorithm. [Source: FDOT Highway Safety Plan, 2018]
Additional Comments (Baseline)
Florida shares the national traffic safety vision, "Toward Zero Deaths," and formally adopted our own version of the national vision, "Driving Down Fatalities," in 2012. The Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP), updated in 2016, is the statewide plan focusing on how to accomplish the vision of eliminating fatalities and reducing serious injuries on all public roads. Thirteen emphasis areas are the primary focus for Florida's traffic safety improvement efforts. FDOT supports a broad range of programs aimed at improving transportation safety. The traffic safety programs include Aggressive Driving & Speed; Aging Road Users; Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety; Community Traffic Safety Teams; Occupant Protection; Distracted Driving; Drowsy Driving; Impaired Driving; Industrial Safety (worker safety); Motorcycle Safety; Police Traffic Service; Safe Routes to School; Safety Engineering (crash data); School Crossing Guard Training; Teen Drivers; Traffic Records System; Traffic Records Coordinating Committee (TRCC); and Work Zone Safety. Florida traffic safety coalitions bring together multiple traffic safety partners, working to make Florida's roadways not only an efficient, but safe transportation system. Traffic safety coalitions include Florida Lane Departure and Intersection Coalition; Florida Impaired Driving Coalition; Florida's Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Coalition; Florida Occupant Protection Coalition; Motorcycle Safety Coalition; Safe Mobility for Life Coalition; Distracted Driving Coalition; and the Work Zone Safety Coalition. The number of fatal and serious injuries come from previous HSIP annual reports, the state crash data system managed by the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV), and the Traffic Crash Report published by DHSMV based on the state crash data system. [Source: Florida SHSP, 2016] [Source: FDOT State Safety Office, Programs website (http://www.fdot.gov/safety/2A-Programs/Programs.shtm), as of 2018-07-16] [Source: FDOT State Safety Office, Traffic Safety Coalitions website (http://www.fdot.gov/safety/safety%20coalitions/coalitonsresources.shtm), as of 2018-07-16] [Source: Florida HSIP Annual Report, 2017] [Source: Traffic Crash Facts, 2016] [Source: FIRES (Florida's Integrated Report Exchange System) by DHSMV as of 2018-06-22] [Source: FDOT Public Mileage Report, 2008-2016]