CDTC maintains an active and ongoing safety program to assist NYSDOT and local governments with reducing crashes on the roadway systems they own and maintain. A data driven safety program based on crash data analysis allows communities and agencies to better target limited financial resources to transportation investments that have the greatest impact on safety. Increasingly, transportation system programs are being developed to identify safety deficient locations before a serious crash occurs. CDTC's Community Planning Technical Assistance Program can offer local governments assistance with crash data analysis.
To reinforce the need for a data driven safety program, federal requirements now include performance measures for safety and require the state and CDTC to set targets to reduce the number and rate of fatal and serious injury crashes as well as reducing the number of fatal and serious injury crashes involving non-motorized roadway system users on all public roads.