Presented by: Barbara Zortman Traffic Safety Specialist Center for Traffic Safety York, PA

Presented by: Barbara Zortman Traffic Safety Specialist Center for Traffic Safety York, PA WHAT IS A CTSP? • 18 CTSPs located throughout Pennsylvani...
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Presented by: Barbara Zortman Traffic Safety Specialist Center for Traffic Safety York, PA

WHAT IS A CTSP? • 18 CTSPs located throughout Pennsylvania • Most offices covers multiple counties • Operate using federal 402 highway safety funding from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, administered by PennDOT’s Bureau of Maintenance and Operations (BOMO) • Started approximately 27 years ago; piloted in York and Schuylkill Counties as model seat belt programs (the average usage rate in PA at that time was in the mid 60%)

WHAT DOES A CTSP OFFICE DO? • Uncover traffic safety problems that exist in a community • Discovery comes by a variety of means: Complaints from private citizens Crash/Injury data National and/or statewide initiatives • Once an issue is discovered, all appropriate entities are engaged; law enforcement, municipal authorities, PennDOT engineers, etc. • Work with advisory bodies within each county; stakeholders.

WHAT ACTION NEEDS TO BE TAKEN? • Heightened awareness campaign • Information dissemination • High school seatbelt challenges • Media news releases • Social media posts • Training • Traffic Safety Law Enforcement Seminar • Driver Education Instructor’s Workshop • DUI Law Enforcement Seminar • DUI Awareness Conference

WHAT ACTION NEEDS TO BE TAKEN? • In-school program • Survival 101 • 16 Minutes • Back Is Where It’s At • Seat Belt Competition • Peer-to-peer education • Sticker Shock • Act Out Loud Rally • Billboard Design Contest

• Increased enforcement mobilizations • Sobriety Checkpoints • PAADEEP • BUPA • CIOT • Community Outreach • Lunch & Learn • Health fairs • Low Cost Engineering • Signage • Pavement Markings

Region 2 Safety Team (regional partners): • Bi-monthly meetings are held in each PennDOT Region • Key players represented are: • Regional CTSP Office(s) • PennDOT Safety Press Office • Pennsylvania SAFE KIDS • Pennsylvania Traffic Injury Prevention Project (PA TIPP) • Pennsylvania Law Enforcement Liaisons (DUI & CTSP) • Pennsylvania DUI Association • Impaired Driver Programs • Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutor • Pennsylvania State Police • PennDOT BOMO

Collaborative Efforts Police Taxi Buggy Operator Manual Aggressive Driving Education & Enforcement Program

TRAFFIC SAFETY CONCERN The Mid-Atlantic area has some of the worst traffic congestion in the country. This congestion breeds frustration, and aggressive driving behavior that plays a part in thousands of crashes, deaths and injuries in the region every year.

Area motorists rated aggressive driving as the biggest highway danger, according to AAA. It was ranked worse than drunk driving, congestion or big trucks. Aggressive driving is a combination of unsafe and unlawful driving actions that demonstrate a conscious and willful disregard for safety of others.

PENNSYLVANIA AGGRESSIVE DRIVING ENFORCEMENT & EDUCATION PROGRAM PARTNERSHIPS State and municipal law enforcement PA Department of Transportation PennDOT District 8 Engineering Safety Press Office Media Outlets

PENNSYLVANIA AGGRESSIVE DRIVING ENFORCEMENT & EDUCATION PROGRAM

DISTRICT 8 – REGION 2 Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry & York Counties In 2014, data showed that of all five PA regions, Region 2 had the 2nd highest overall rate in all three data categories: Crashes, Injuries & Fatalities.

PENNSYLVANIA AGGRESSIVE DRIVING ENFORCEMENT & EDUCATION PROGRAM TARGET ROADWAYS Roadways identified by PennDOT and NHTSA crash data; Evidence based, deployment of resources, continuous follow-up and adjustment of planning efforts. LAW ENFORCEMENT JURISDICT IONS Jurisdictions are chosen by roadway segments, and then offered grant funding to conduct enhanced High-Visibility Enforcement on that roadway. In 2016, the LEAs will be allowed to target any roadway in their jurisdiction they see as fitting the criteria of a high incidence roadway(s).

PENNSYLVANIA AGGRESSIVE DRIVING ENFORCEMENT & EDUCATION PROGRAM STATEWIDE (2014): Municipal LEAs wrote 53,587 citations 31,150 for speeding IN REGION 2: (2014) Municipal LEAs made 6,471 contacts and wrote 6,244 citations 4,184 for speeding

PENNSYLVANIA AGGRESSIVE DRIVING ENFORCEMENT & EDUCATION PROGRAM CURRENT STATEWIDE TARGET ROADWAYS 225 Municipal law enforcement agencies PLUS PA State Police 444 targeted roadways REGIONALLY 33 Municipal law enforcement agencies PLUS PA State Police 71 targeted roadways

PENNSYLVANIA AGGRESSIVE DRIVING ENFORCEMENT & EDUCATION PROGRAM

Law enforcement agencies are asked to report any low cost engineering concerns that might assist in reducing crashes.

PENNSYLVANIA AGGRESSIVE DRIVING ENFORCEMENT & EDUCATION PROGRAM

ROUTE 30 (LINCOLN HIGHWAY) STATEWIDE (2013): •9,800 crashes resulting in 96 fatalities IN REGION 2 (2013): •3,985 crashes resulting in 51 fatalities

PENNSYLVANIA AGGRESSIVE DRIVING ENFORCEMENT & EDUCATION PROGRAM

PENNSYLVANIA AGGRESSIVE DRIVING ENFORCEMENT & EDUCATION PROGRAM NATIONWIDE: Travels from Times Square, New York to San Francisco, California. 3,142 miles, across 14 states, 128 counties, 700 cities/towns/villages PENNSYLVANIA: Travels from New Jersey border to Ohio state line. 333 miles, across 12 counties, 76 cities/towns, and villages

PENNSYLVANIA AGGRESSIVE DRIVING ENFORCEMENT & EDUCATION PROGRAM

Highway Enforcement of Aggressive Traffic Acronym adopted (with permission) from Georgia Governor’s Highway Safety Office. Route 30 targeted because there were state and municipal departments in the PAADEEP from New Jersey border to the Ohio line.

PENNSYLVANIA AGGRESSIVE DRIVING ENFORCEMENT & EDUCATION PROGRAM

Region 1: Region 2: Region 5: Region 6:

Chester ▪ Delaware ▪ Montgomery Franklin ▪ Lancaster ▪ York Bedford ▪ Fulton ▪ Somerset Allegheny ▪ Beaver ▪ Westmoreland 333 Miles 12 Counties 76 Cities/twps/villages

PENNSYLVANIA AGGRESSIVE DRIVING ENFORCEMENT & EDUCATION PROGRAM

Statewide, Border-to-Border Simultaneous media events conducted in all four regions on July 15, 2013 @ 11:00AM Region 2: Outdoor news conference at York Technical Institute Location allowed Route 30 to be used as a backdrop The temperature was in the mid 90’s by 11AM.

PENNSYLVANIA AGGRESSIVE DRIVING ENFORCEMENT & EDUCATION PROGRAM

All nine municipal departments + PSP represented

PENNSYLVANIA AGGRESSIVE DRIVING ENFORCEMENT & EDUCATION PROGRAM

Speakers included Representative Keith Gillespie, speaking on his experience as a former Paramedic.

PENNSYLVANIA AGGRESSIVE DRIVING ENFORCEMENT & EDUCATION PROGRAM

EARNED MEDIA Region 2 5 Radio 6 Newspaper 10 Television 4 Websites Social media Measurable reach was at least 500,000 (not including repeat broadcasts and printings.

WHTM-27 FOX-43 WGAL-8 WHP-21 Blue Ridge Cable 11 News WHAG-25 (Maryland) WITF Radio WITF Online WRTA AM-1240 WTAJ Stoystown WHP AM-580 WSBA AM-910 Lancaster Intelligencer Journal Lancaster New Era Lancaster Online PennLive Harrisburg Patriot News York Dispatch York Daily Record

PENNSYLVANIA AGGRESSIVE DRIVING ENFORCEMENT & EDUCATION PROGRAM

Repeated the kick-off on July 23, 2015

PENNSYLVANIA AGGRESSIVE DRIVING ENFORCEMENT & EDUCATION PROGRAM

The audience was media and a large number of students enrolled in YTI/Lancaster’s criminal justice class.

PENNSYLVANIA AGGRESSIVE DRIVING ENFORCEMENT & EDUCATION PROGRAM

Is PAADEEP Working?

PENNSYLVANIA AGGRESSIVE DRIVING ENFORCEMENT & EDUCATION PROGRAM

Aggressive Driving Fatalities 1000 900

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841 690

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Pennsylvania Crash Information Tool: www.dotcrashinfo.pa.gov

PENNSYLVANIA AGGRESSIVE DRIVING ENFORCEMENT & EDUCATION PROGRAM

Speeding Fatalities 400 350

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242 175

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Pennsylvania Crash Information Tool: www.dotcrashinfo.pa.gov

PENNSYLVANIA AGGRESSIVE DRIVING ENFORCEMENT & EDUCATION PROGRAM

There are entire roadways (and jurisdictions) that no longer appear on the targeted roadway list as a result of the increased High-Visibility Enforcement campaigns.

September 2013: Vehicle was a retired squad car, donated by the Lancaster County Public Safety Training Center. Originally, the vehicle was all white. This picture was taken after the painting had begun.

February 2014: Finished product

PARTNERSHIPS DUI Council of Lancaster County Lancaster County Public Safety Training Center donated the vehicle Lancaster County District Attorney’s Office/Drug Task Force provided a $2,500 mini-grant Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology painted vehicle/designed layout Cassell Signs printed and applied applications Manion Enterprises, LLC located and donated the light bar Cars 2 Credit provides vehicle maintenance at a reduced price

The Amish Community was concerned that bad habits were being passed down generation to generation. First of its kind in North America

PROJECT TIMELINE • • • • • • • • •

Meetings/Development: 2004 First print: 2007 Revised: 2013 2 Reprints since: Total 56,000 Distribution all over the U.S. Library of Congress in DC Legislative Law Libraries; KY, VA Canada Germany

DISTRIBUTION TO DATE Approximately 37,000

PARTNERSHIPS Amish Safety Committee Members of the Plain Community Pennsylvania State Police Lancaster Highway Safety Council Lancaster County Planning Commission County of Lancaster Center for Traffic Safety Pennsylvania Department of Transportation High School Driver Education Teachers Hotel Display Racks/Tourists Visitor’s Bureaus Local Government Offices Leola Coach Shop

HURDLES Convincing the Plain Community to accept a multicolored document Assuring the Plain Community that the government would not want anything in return from them Keeping the manual in stock!!

Barbara Zortman Traffic Safety Specialist Center for Traffic Safety 110 Pleasant Acres Road York, PA 17402 717-840-2330 (office) 717-858-3591 (cell) [email protected]