Message From the Director
I am pleased to present the 2020 – 2023 Strategic Management Plan for the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS).
California’s OTS team is comprised of passionate and service-oriented individuals who, through their raw tenacity and innovative spirit, are determined to realize our vision of a California where every person, regardless of their mode of travel, will Go Safely. With an estimated 3,600 deaths and 13,000 serious injuries occurring annually from traffic crashes – and with 94 percent of them caused by human error – our task is great.
As California assumes a leadership role in the rapidly-evolving mobility space, OTS will continue to explore and fund countermeasures that employ cutting edge technologies and innovative practices to address the State’s toughest safety challenges for all road users.
Achieving our vision only happens through meaningful collaboration with stakeholders at every level. Through fostering partnerships, providing reliable data, improving our business processes, and developing our team to be effective leaders in road safety, OTS is well-positioned for the work that lies ahead
This Strategic Management Plan reflects our commitment to road safety and serves as a roadmap and vital tool to guide our actions over the next four years to bring California closer to its goal of zero traffic-related deaths.
Barbara L. Rooney
California Office of Traffic Safety