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Safety Engineering

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Safety Engineering

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Transportation Safety Engineering is the discipline that works to mitigate conflicts on the roadway, reduces the roadway problems that lead to traffic crashes and gives clear information to assist drivers to make safe driving decisions. In Florida, Transportation Safety Engineering is conducted at statewide and district or regional levels.

Statewide Functions

  • Procedure Development
  • Quality Assurance
  • Safety Project Evaluation
  • Crash Location Processing
  • Variety Crash Analyses
  • Public Information/Data Requests

District Transportation Safety Engineering Functions

  • Analyses of specific locations to identify potential safety improvements and initiate safety solutions.
  • Review fatal crashes to determine if engineering actions are needed.
  • Provide Safety Engineering analyses and reviews for all FDOT projects.

Safety Engineering Contacts

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State Traffic Safety Engineer CO  Joe Santos 850.414.4097 

Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hardee, Hendry, Highlands, Lee, Manatee, Okeechobee, Polk, Sarasota  D1 David Wheeler 863.519.2378

Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Clay, Columbia, Dixie, Duval, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Lafayette, Levy, Madison, Nassau, Putnam, St. Johns, Suwannee, Taylor, Union  D2 Jeff Scott 904.360.5629

Bay, Calhoun, Escambia,Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson, Jefferson, Leon, Liberty, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, Wakulla, Walton, Washington  D3 Michael Lewis 850.330.1266

Broward, Indian River, Martin, Palm Beach, St. Lucie  D4 Yujing (Tracey) Xie, P.E. 954.777.4350

Brevard, Flagler, Lake, Marion, Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Sumter, Volusia  D5 Tony Nosse, P.E. 386.943.5334

Miami-Dade, Monroe  D6 Misleidys Leon 305.470.5345

Citrus, Hernando, Hillsborough, Pasco, Pinellas  D7 Peter Hsu 813.975.6251

Florida's Turnpike Enterprise TP H. Walker,P.E . 407.264.3257

Florida Highway Safety Manual Efforts

Florida Highway Safety Manual Efforts This link provides information on what implementation efforts have been done and are planned.

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The Highway Safety Manual (HSM) is a useful tool to help practitioners in decision making. The HSM provides the best factual information and tools in a useful and widely accepted form and to facilitate roadway design and operational decisions based upon explicit consideration of their safety consequences. This manual strengthens the role of safety in road planning, design, maintenance, construction, and operations decision making. The manual features synthesis of validated highway research; procedures that are adapted and integrated to practice; and Analytical tools for predicting impact on road safety.

Related Links

The Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) The Critical Care Analysis Reporting Environment (CARE)
Federal Highway Administration National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
US Department of Transportation US DOT Bureau of Transportation Statistics
Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety Florida Dept of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles
Insurance Research Council  

For more information contact Joe Santos @ 850.414.4097