Transportation Safety

MVRPC analyzes crash data to help improve transportation safety and inform the planning process. These analyses are the first steps towards understanding road safety conditions in the Dayton Region. A number of statistical and comparative analyses are performed on the regional crash data, which is collected from Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) and the Ohio Department of Public Safety (ODPS) in three-year intervals. Reports below outline crash trends and a list of high-crash locations is generated, which identifies roadways that may need further examination to determine need for improvement.

SFY 2021 Regional Roadway Safety Update

The latest analysis used data of crashes reported during the years 2017 through 2019. The reports below outline safety conditions on the regional roadway network and identify high-crash locations from those three years.

Summary of Crashes from 2017 to 2019

Several trends were revealed in the analysis of crashes that occurred on regional roadway network from the years 2017 to 2019. An overview and detailed report are available.

High-Crash Locations

In the SFY 2021 High Crash Location Analysis, intersections and roadway segments were ranked based on the frequency and severity of crashes. These high-crash locations were prioritized as low, medium, and high priority, which include 162 intersections and 222 segments. These priority high-crash locations are displayed in maps below, and the top 100 are listed.

Pedestrian Crash Risk Assessment Study

The Pedestrian Crash Risk Assessment Study is a systemic safety analysis commissioned by ODOT to identify risk for pedestrian crashes on intersections and segments (arterials and collectors) on the regional road network. Using a variety of data impacting pedestrian crashes, risk factors were used to identify the priority network — locations where conditions exist for pedestrian crashes to occur on arterial and collector facilities for both intersections and segments. The priority network can be viewed on the embedded map.

Safety Resources

Many programs and resources are available to communities in the Miami Valley to advance multi-modal roadway safety priorities. In SFY 2014, MVRPC has compiled a list of such safety resources that includes informational sources and funding programs, which make roadway safety improvement through one of the three “Es” (Engineering, Education, and Enforcement).

More Safety Information

To request more information or for crash data specific to your area of interest, please contact Aaron Lee, or call 937-531-6539.