Our mission is to continually improve the safety of users of Louisiana's
highway system through implementation of the highway safety program.
Our goal is to decrease the frequency, rate, severity of, and potential
for crashes involving motor vehicles, bicyclists, and pedestrians on public
roads in Louisiana through the implementation of the Strategic Highway Safety
Plan involving engineering, enforcement, education, and emergency
To reach destination zero deaths on Louisiana roadways.
To reduce the human and economic toll on Louisiana's surface
transportation system due to traffic crashes through widespread collaboration
and an integrated 4E approach.
Led by the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development
(LADOTD), the Louisiana State Police (LSP), and the Louisiana Highway Safety
Commission (LHSC), the Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP) outlines various
ways safety stakeholders from throughout the state can make a difference.
Whether it is discouraging drinking and driving, encouraging seatbelt use,
educating young and new drivers, or improving road safety through improved
roadway infrastructure and operations, the SHSP includes effective strategies
that can be implemented at the state, regional, and local level. The SHSP can
be downloaded from the DZD website.
The Strategic Highway Safety Plan can be downloaded from the DZD website.
SHSP Data: lashspdata.lsu.edu
For specific data requests, please submit a written request to the Highway Safety Section
(see home tab for contact information).
The HFG serves as a complement to existing and planned design guides and standards, such as
the MUTCD, AASHTO's Green Book, and the HSM, to promote improved safety for highway users.
After using traditional resources to develop possible design alternatives to improve safety
on an in service or planned intersection or section of roadway, the practitioner may then use
the HFG to enhance the possible solutions. The easy-to-use guidelines in the HFG provide the
highway designer and traffic engineer with objective, defensible human factors principles and
information that can be used to support and justify design decisions. The HFG will allow the
non-expert in human factors to recognize the needs and limitations of the road user in a more
effective manner in the design and operation of roads that are safer for all. When reviewing
either existing or planned roads or intersections, highway designers and traffic engineers
are strongly encouraged to use the HFG to identify and develop the safest solutions for road
January 2, 2013
Application period begins
March 1, 2013
Applications must be postmarked March 1, 2013 and emailed by this date.
Please email applications to firstname.lastname@example.org
Program Contact Information
Please forward all questions by email to Shalanda Cole at email@example.com
Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development
Safe Routes to School Program
Attention: Shalanda Cole
P.O. Box 94245
Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9245