State Safety Office
Crashes are classified as "intersection crashes" if they occur at or within 250 feet of signalized and non-signalized intersections.
From 2006 to 2010 nearly 29 of the statewide traffic fatalities occurred at or within 250 of an intersection.
Although intersection-related fatalities and serious injuries have declined from 12,796 in 2006 to 9,200 in 2010, 4,179 people died in intersection-related crashes and 50,408 were seriously injured.
- Increase safety of intersections for all users;
- Identify systemic intersection safety improvements, update the Intersection Safety Plan and encourage implementation at the local level;
- Promote improved access management at the state and local level;
- Consider including safety in the planning/value engineering manual;
- Update policies, guidelines, handbooks and training based on the Highway Safety Manual;
- Increase education programs designed to provide targeted information to drivers; and
- Increase targeted enforcement activities at high-crash locations and increase public education.