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Traffic Safety for Local Agencies


Strategic Highway Safety Plan

Washington State's Plan - Target Zero:

Cover of Washington State's Strategic Highway Safety Plan 2016 (Target Zero) Washington State's goal is to reduce traffic fatalities and serious injury collisions for all roadway users on all public roadways to zero by the year 2030. Washington State's Strategic Highway Safety Plan 2016: Target Zero presents our priorities for traffic safety.

American Association of State Highway & Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Strategic Highway Safety Plan:

Safety Countermeasures/Solns.

Proven safety countermeasures/solutions:

Finding proven safety countermeasures/solutions through the Every Day Counts Initiative: 

The goal of the Every Day Counts (EDC) initiative is to "identify and deploy innovatation aimed at shortening project delivery, enhancing safety of our roadways, and protecting the environment." Federal Highway Administration leads the initiative.

EDC technology and innovation strategies related to traffic safety include such techniques as:

  • Road diets/Reconfigured roadways
  • Adaptive signal control technology
  • High friction surface treatments
  • Smart techniques in work zones
  • Railroad coordination
  • Data-driven safety analysis
  • Stakeholder partnering
  • Regional models of cooperation

More information about specific safety countermeasures/solutions:

Pedestrians & Bicyclists


Local & Rural Roads

Roadway Departures

Traffic Services offers technical assistance, programs, and funding to cities, counties, and tribal governments on traffic safety. Contact the Traffic Services Manager for assistance with the following topics.

Conducting a field review

Local Programs Safety Programs

Federal HSIP Funding

Traffic Services administers federal Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) funding to cities and counties.

Collision Data

Obtain and analyze local agency collision data.

Safety Data & Analysis

Roadway Safety Data Dashboard

Professional Capacity Building

Human Factors