Addressing increases in roadway fatalities is a major regional focus area. Addressing this trend, paired with increased demand for technology, alternative transportation modes, and demands for improved public health and environment can change the future of transportation. In addition to the regional focus on safety in the WAMPO Funding Menu, KDOT provides funds for safety-specific projects in the WAMPO region through its Local Safety Programs. These programs include the Highway Safety Improvement Program, High Risk Rural Roads Program, and the Rail-Highway Grade Crossing program, which are all designed to improve traffic safety by improving roads and grade crossings.
Vision Zero is a transportation safety philosophy based on the principle that loss of life is not an acceptable price to pay for mobility
Safety has been highlighted as one of five focus areas in the REIMAGINED MOVE 2040 plan.