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The Southwest Louisiana (SWLA) Transportation Safety Coalition is comprised of members who work in related areas of transportation safety such as law enforcement, engineers, planners, medical personnel, public officials, school administration, as well as members of the community who are engaged in the effort to reduce crashes on our roadways. This collaboration of Enforcement, Education, Emergency Services and Engineering is called the “4 E” approach.
The vision of the Southwest Louisiana Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP) is to reach destination zero deaths on roadways in the region and support the statewide vision.
These emphasis areas are based on regional crash data. Action plans are developed and are continually readdressed in the effort to pursue and promote safety.
The mission is to reduce the human and economic toll on Southwest Louisiana’s multi-modal surface transportation system due to traffic crashes through collaboration and an integrated 4E (engineering, enforcement, education and emergency response) approach.
The Coalition intends to develop and implement Action Plans that use data analysis and promotes citizen involvement bringing about a program of priorities designed to reduce the incidence of traffic crashes within the Southwest region, integrate safer design and identify target populations.
- 1 % reduction in fatalities from a 2016 baseline of 758 to a target of 721 in 2018.
- 1 % reduction in serious injuries from a 2016 baseline of 1,401 to a target of 1,344 in 2018.
- 1 % reduction in fatality rate from a 2016 baseline of 1.55 to a target of 1.49 in 2018.
- 1 % reduction in serious injury rate from a 2016 baseline of 2.86 to a target of 2.80 in 2018.
- 1 % reduction in non-motorized fatalities and serious injuries from a 2016 baseline of 346 to a target of 311 in 2018.
Annual targets will be expressed as five-year rolling averages and be compared with a five-year rolling average base period comprising of the five calendar years ending prior to the year the targets are due.
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