Growing traffic volumes, increased vehicle sizes, and the inevitable clashes between vehicles or wildlife and vehicles are just a few of the factors contributing to increased concerns for visitor, staff, and wildlife safety on park roads. 23 USC 201 (c)(5) requires the NPS to establish a safety management system in support of sound asset management decisions.
The NPS transportation safety management system is currently under development in cooperation and consultation with: NPS Visitor and Resource Protection; and the DOT Federal Lands Highway Office. Crash data will be collected from the, DOI-wide, Incident Management Analysis and Reporting System (IMARS) for analysis and corrective action. When fully operational, NPS will use the analysis of crash data, along with: geospatial, design, and road condition data, to identify the most appropriate engineering or behavioral intervention strategies