City of Ridgecrest - Systemic Safety Analysis Report (SSARP) & Local Roadway Safety Plan (LRSP)
The Systemic Safety Analysis and Local Roadway Safety Plan (LRSP) is a proactive safety approach that focuses on evaluating an entire roadway network. The Analysis uses a defined set of criteria to develop safety projects to submit for Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) funding consideration. The Analysis looks at crash history across a roadway network to identify high-risk roadways and intersections. A Systemic Analysis acknowledges that crashes alone are not always sufficient to prioritize countermeasures across a roadway network. The data-driven Safety Analysis methodology was derived from the Caltrans Local Roadway Safety Manual (Version 1.4).
Caltrans adopted an LRSP requirement for future HSIP cycles where an LRSP, or its equivalent such as a Systemic Safety Analysis Report will be preferred or required for an agency to be eligible to apply for federal HSIP funds. An LRSP provides a framework for organizing stakeholders to identify, analyze, and prioritize roadway safety improvements on local and rural roads. The LRSP addresses the 4 Es of traffic safety: Engineering, Enforcement, Education, and Emergency Services.