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The Montana Department of Transportation is initiating a multi-year pooled-fund program (see first link below) in partnership with the Center for Health and Safety Culture (CHSC) within the Western Transportation Institute (WTI) at Montana State University. This program is a cooperative effort of participating state DOTs and other organizations vested in traffic safety. The purpose of this effort is to accelerate the development and delivery of tools and services to transform traffic safety culture. The goal of this transformation is to support the Toward Zero Deaths (TZD) vision with sustainable traffic safety solutions.

The Toward Zero Deaths (TZD): National Strategy on Highway Safety is a cooperative and coordinated effort amongst state highway safety agencies and stakeholders. The transformation of the traffic safety culture is a primary element of the TZD strategy. Only through the growth of a positive safety culture can significant and sustainable reductions in crash fatalities and serious injuries be achieved. Such transformation would not only support traffic safety goals by reducing risky behaviors and increasing protective behaviors, it would also increase public acceptance of other forms of effective safety programs.

Traffic Safety Culture Transportation Pooled Fund Program

January 2014 Meeting

August 2014 Meeting

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This table presents a list of projects related to the Traffic Safety Culture Pooled Fund Program. These projects were reviewed to prevent duplication of efforts. It will be updated as new projects are initiated.
Project Status Agency Title
Pending FHWA Center for Excellence in Rural and Surface Transportation
Pending NCHRP 17-64 Guidance for the Implementation of the Toward Zero Deaths National Highway Safety Strategy
Pending NHTSA Strategies for Enforcement of Impaired Motorcycle Operations
Pending NCHRP 20-68 (14-03) Successful Approaches for the Development of an Organization-wide Safety Culture in Transportation Agencies
Active NCHRP 20-68 (12-03) Advances in Safety Program Practices in "Zero Fatalities" States
Active NCHRP 17-57 Development of a Comprehensive Approach for Serious Traffic Crash Injury Measurement and Reporting Systems
Active Utah Department of Public Safety, Highway Safety Office Increasing Seat Belt Usage in Rural Utah
Active Idaho Transportation Department Reducing Fatal Single-Vehicle Run-Off-the-Road Crashes
Active Health and Safety Ontario/ Workplace Safety and Prevention Services Reducing Motor Vehicle Incidents in the Workplace
Active NCHRP 17-69 A Strategic Approach to Transforming Traffic Safety Culture to Reduce Deaths and Injuries

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