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As of 8/31/15

Highway Safety Initiative

As Alaska continues its journey Toward Zero Deaths, I want to remind all Alaskans to continue your efforts to improve safety on our roads. Whether you are getting in your car to drive to work, riding your bicycle to school, or crossing the street to go to the movie, our goal is for everyone to journey safely because everyone counts on Alaska’s roadways.

The Alaska Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP) provides a framework of strategies and actions representing a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to reduce our most serious highway safety problems. The 2013 Revision to the SHSP took strides to reorganize the framework to clearly involve the 4 Es of safety - Engineering, Enforcement, Education, and Emergency Response.  We also integrated guidance from the Federal transportation bill, Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP‑21), to ensure Alaskan highway safety programs meet or exceed requirements, enhance our data systems, and strengthen performance metrics.

I want to thank the many safety stakeholders and leaders from across the State involved in the SHSP who continue to provide input on strategies and actions, determine appropriate performance metrics to measure our progress, and organize events and meetings. You may never know whose life you save or what injury you prevented, but know your efforts make a difference.

Let us continue this journey together.

 

Marc Luiken
Commissioner
Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities

 

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