Regional Safety Task Force

10/30/2007
9:30 a.m.

Commission Office
The ACP Building - 8th Floor
190 N. Independence Mall West
Philadelphia, PA 19106
For directions Call (215) 592-1800
Please Use Sixth Street Entrance

AGENDA

CALL TO ORDER

1. Welcome and Introduction

Attendees will have an opportunity to introduce themselves

ACTION ITEM

2. Summary of April's Meeting

Approval of the highlights from July 31, 2007 meeting.

PRESENTATIONS

3. DVRPC Road Safety Audit Program

The road safety audit program is conducted to generate improvement recommendations and countermeasures for roadway segments demonstrating a history of, or potential for a high incidence of motor vehicle crashes as identified in the PennDOT's District 6 Safety Plan. This presentation will discuss the audits that DVRPC has performed over the last year.

4. Guest Speakers

Richard Blomberg, President of Dunlap and Associates, Inc. will present the results from the Ticketing Aggressive Cars and Trucks (TACT) Pilot Project conducted in Washington State. This enforcement demonstration project was successful in helping to change aggressive driver behavior on Washington State highways.

Cathy Rossi, Manager Public and Government Affairs, AAA Mid Atlantic will present the study "Pedestrian Signal Safety for Older Persons" which analyzed older pedestrians crossing the street in six communities across the country.

Richard Blomberg will discuss the "Please Heed the Speed" project. This highlights 2 pilot traffic calming studies conducted in Phoenix and Peoria, Arizona, and a similar initiative being launched in the City of Philadelphia.

DISCUSSION ITEM

5. Implementing the Regional Safety Action Plan

Implementing the Plan is the logical next step. Subcommittees will present meeting discussions for effectively moving forward in achieving plan goals.

ADVISORY ITEM

6. Open Forum

In an effort to initiate information exchange, attendees will be offered the opportunity to highlight new and existing safety activities of their organization and in the region.

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