Destination Safe celebrates 10 years in Kansas City region
On Friday, Sept. 5, safety and transportation professionals from the Kansas City region met at the Sylvester Powell Jr. Community Center to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Destination Safe Coalition. This award-winning coalition was formed in 2004 to address transportation safety issues.
Destination Safe's safety blueprint, Toward Zero Deaths
Currently, Destination Safe is guided by its regional safety blueprint. Toward Zero Deaths
takes a close look at 15 focus areas that are the root of many serious injuries and fatalities on our area roadways. The Coalition has developed a plan to help decrease these incidents on our roads.
Toward Zero Deaths, 2013–2017: Kansas City Regional Transportation Safety Blueprint.
2013 Pedestrian Crash Analysis
Even as auto crashes in the region continue to decline, pedestrian crashes are an area of increasing concern in the Kansas City region and nation-wide.
MARC created a Pedestrian Crash Analysis
— which details locations, weather and pavement conditions, and other variables.
MARC also put together a stand-alone Pedestrian Crash infographic
to detail some of the concerns.
Documents contained within this site are exempt under discovery or admission under 23 USC § 409. The collection of safety data in the Kansas City region is encouraged to actively address safety issues on regional, local and site-specific levels. Congress has enacted a law, 23 USC § 409, which prohibits the discovery or admission of crash and safety data from being admitted into evidence in a federal or state court proceeding. These documents contain wording, charts, tables, graphs, lists and diagrams for the purpose of identifying and evaluating safety enhancements in the Kansas City region. These materials are protected under 23 USC § 409. Congress’ rationale behind 23 USC § 409 is that safety data is compiled and collected to help prevent future crashes, injuries and deaths on our nation’s transportation system.