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  • AASHTO manages distribution, technical support, maintenance, and enhancement of Safety Analyst as a licensed AASHTOWare product.
  • Safety Analyst includes tools to implement many of the procedures presented in Part B ("Roadway Safety Management Process") of the AASHTO Highway Safety Manual (HSM). The HSM can be purchased through the AASHTO bookstore.
  • FHWA's Office of Safety manages the Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP), which will be a key funding source for implementing safety projects for which highway agencies identify a need using Safety Analyst.
  • FHWA's Crash Modification Factors (CMF) Clearinghouse is a Web-based database of CMFs along with supporting documentation to help transportation engineers identify the most appropriate countermeasure for their safety needs. Engineers can search to find CMFs or submit their own CMFs to be included in the clearinghouse.
  • The Interactive Highway Safety Design Model (IHSDM) is a suite of software analysis tools for evaluating safety and operational effects of geometric design decisions on highways. IHSDM results support decision making in the highway design process. Whereas Safety Analyst is intended for use at the planning level and implements many of the HSM, Part B procedures, IHSDM is intended for use at the project level and implements the HSM, Part C ("Predictive Method") procedures.
  • The Roadway Safety Data Program is designed to be a collaborative effort between FHWA and states so that states are able to develop robust, data-driven safety capabilities. The partnership includes a variety of efforts aimed at improving the collection, analysis, management, and expansion of roadway data for use in safety programs and decision making.
  • In 1998 AASHTO approved its Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP), which was developed by the AASHTO Standing Committee for Highway Traffic Safety with the assistance of FHWA, NHTSA, and TRB's Committee on Transportation Safety Management. The plan includes strategies in 22 key emphasis areas that affect highway safety.
  • Toward Zero Deaths (TZD): A National Strategy on Highway Safety is a data-driven effort focusing on identifying and creating opportunities for changing American culture as it relates to highway safety. The effort focuses on developing strong leadership and champions in organizations that directly impact highway safety through engineering, enforcement, education, emergency medical service (EMS), policy, public health, communications, and other efforts.
  • The TRB Highway Safety Performance Committee is committed to the advancement and institutionalization of quantitative highway safety information (i.e., crash frequency and severity) to support transportation decision making at all levels. The committee fosters the development and validation of science-based safety performance measures and their integration into professional tools and practice. The committee identifies, encourages, and refines the development of scientifically sound highway safety research directed toward the application of quantitative analysis of the safety impacts of transportation planning, design, operations, construction, and maintenance activities.