The Target Zero plan represents a bold vision: zero deaths and serious injuries on Washington’s roadways by 2030.
The 2019 Target Zero Plan is the fifth version of this safety road map and it is more important now than ever. Data from the most recent three years (2015–2017) show that Washington’s traffic fatality and serious injury trend is going in the wrong direction. Compared with prior three-year period (2012–2014), traffic fatalities have increased 23%, and serious injuries 7%. This mirrors a national increase of 11.3% in traffic fatalities.
In recognition of these increases, this edition of Target Zero is strongly action-focused. Each chapter in the High Risk, Crash Type, and Road Users categories contains descriptions of three to four key actions that a state or local jurisdiction can take to influence traffic safety. Additional actions (also known as strategies or countermeasures) can be found at the end of these chapters, as well as several other chapters in this plan.
168 Traffic Safety Data Systems
172 Emergency Medical Services and Trauma Care System
176 Evaluation, Analysis, and Diagnosis – Includes
183 Cooperative Automated Transportation – Includes Automated Vehicles
192 Safe Systems Approach
Appendix A: Acronyms
Appendix B: Glossary
Appendix C: Methodologies
Appendix D: Target Zero Data Sources
Appendix E: Data Definitions
Appendix F: Data Nuances
Appendix G: Strategy Definitions and Criteria
Appendix H: Federal Requirements
Appendix I: Performance Based Goals
Appendix J: Target Zero Plan Development
Appendix K: Safe Systems
Appendix L: Additional Resources
Appendix M: Special Thanks