CDTC maintains an active and ongoing safety program to assist NYSDOT and local governments with reducing crashes on the roadways systems they own and maintain. Best practice requires data driven safety analysis to identify safety problems and solutions. Increasingly, system level programs are being developed to identify safety deficient locations before a serious crash occurs. 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.
The Local Road Safety Action Plan looks in-depth at location based crash data, causal factors and local road context to identify broad engineering, education and enforcement strategies that reduce crashes on roadways owned and maintained by counties, cities, towns and villages.
CDTC's Regional Operations and Safety Advisory Committee (ROSAC) provides a forum for operations/planning professionals from federal and state transportation agencies, transit agencies, various local municipalities, and law enforcement agencies to coordinate various traffic management and safety activities in the Capital Region.
Access publicly available crash data for your community via the Traffic Safety Statistical Repository.
View NYS safety documents, educational materials and additional information related to reducing crashes on Capital Region roadways.