Transportation Safety

Every year around 100 individuals lose their lives in crashes on Central Ohio’s roadways, and another 800 people suffer serious life changing injuries. In partnership with many of our state and local partners we are actively working to address the safety concerns on our roadways to save lives and improve the overall quality life for all Central Ohio residents and visitors.
Central Ohio High Injury Network

Streets that have historically experienced a high number of crashes resulting in fatal and serious injuries are considered high injury corridors. The Central Ohio High Injury Network (HIN) includes those high injury corridors within MORPC’s MPO area where multiple fatal and serious injury crashes occurred along continuous, or mostly continuous, stretches of the identified roadways. This HIN is used to highlight the priority corridors for safety improvements throughout the region, and helps to prioritize where safety funding is invested within the region.

Central Ohio Transportation Safety Plan

The Central Ohio Transportation Safety Plan  is a comprehensive safety plan for the Central Ohio region that identifies the most significant causes of serious injuries and fatalities on the local roadway system. The plan establishes a series of goals and benchmarks for safety improvements, identifies existing trends and critical safety priorities, and sets up a framework for how collaboration can improve safety throughout the region. This plan was developed by the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) in collaboration with local, state, and private sector organizations with a wide array of expertise on transportation safety in Central Ohio.

Data & Resources

Our State of Safety reports have been updated to provide a quick highlight of the current state of transportation safety in Central Ohio. This report is produced on an annual basis using crash data from the most recent five years to track the region’s progress toward established goals and targets related to transportation safety. Those goals and targets have been adopted in the region’s Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) and reiterated in the Central Ohio Transportation Safety Plan (COTSP). For a more detailed look at crash trends in our region, please review the COTSP linked above.

The Local Safety Initiative is a state-funded program that allows us to provide direct technical assistance to local agencies on transportation safety planning and project development. This includes facilitating road safety audits, funding safety studies, and implementing systematic safety improvements – all in an effort to reduce crashes on our local roads.

Local Safety Initiative

Contact Information
Lauren Cardoni
Active Transportation & Safety Program Manager

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