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Safety

State and Federal Resources

FHWA Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety - The FHWA's Office of Safety develops projects, programs and materials for use in reducing pedestrian and bicyclist fatalities. All of these materials can be found here.

FTA Safety and Oversight Guidance - FTA administers a national transit safety program and program compliance oversight process to advance safe, reliable, and equitable transit service throughout the U.S. FTA’s Office of Transit Safety & Oversight (TSO) helps make transit safer through policy development, hazard investigation, data collection, risk analysis, oversight programs and information sharing.

FHWA Policy and Guidance Center Safety Resources - The PGC provides a central location of laws, policies, and guidance about the Federal-aid Highway Program (FAHP), including legal documents, links to relevant legislation, memos, directives, and guidance to support the Federal Highway Administration's mission and goals.

FHWA Research and Technology Reports and Technical Publications - Many reports and publications published by the Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center (TFHRC) are available online through this website. 

FHWA Roadway Safety Professional Capacity Building - The Office of Safety’s Roadway Safety Professional Capacity Building Program (RSPCB) provides resources to help safety experts and specialists develop critical knowledge and skills within the roadway safety workforce.

FHWA Local and Rural Road Safety Programm - Addressing safety on local and rural roads presents several challenges including: 1) Safety issues are often random on local and rural roads; 2) Strategies to address local and rural road safety are diverse and draws from several safety areas. The page provides important information to assist in preventing and reducing the severity of crashes on local and rural roads in comprehensible formats.

FHWA Road Safety Audit Resources - This page provides access to resources for conducting Road Safety Audits including guidelines, prompts, programs, projects, peer-to-peer information, and case studies.

FHWA Sign Retroreflectivity Implementation Tools - This page provides access to documents containing information that agencies may find useful for implementing sign retroreflectivity methods.

NCHRP Guidance for Implementing the AASHTO Highway Safety Plan - The National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) has developed a series of guides to assist state and local agencies in reducing injuries and fatalities in targeted areas. The guides correspond to the emphasis areas outlined in the AASHTO Strategic Highway Safety Plan. Each guide includes a brief introduction, a general description of the problem, the strategies/countermeasures to address the problem, and a model implementation process.

Worker and Workplace Safety Downloads

Developing Internal Traffic Control Plans for Work Zones - FHWA Grant Agreement DTFH61-II-H-00029, FHWA and American Road and Transportation Builders Association, 2016

Roadway Safety Downloads

A Focused Approach to Safety Guidebook - Publication #FHWA-SA-11-44, FHWA, September 2011

Access Management (Driveways) - Publication #FHWA-SA-14-080, FHWA, 2014

Applying the Systematic Safety Approach on Rural Roads - Publication #FHWA-SA-14-081, FHWA, 2014

Asset Management and Safety Peer Exchange - Publication #FHWA-HIF-12-005, FHWA, October 2011

Behavioral Safety Strategies for Drivers on Rural Roads - Publication #FHWA-SA-14-082, FHWA, 2014

Collaboration in the Name of Roadway Safety - Publication #FHWA-SA-14-084, FHWA, 2014

Crash Modification Factors (CMFs) - Publication #FHWA-SA-14-083, FHWA, 2014

Developing Safety Plans: A Manual for Local Rural Road Owners - Publication #FHWA-SA-12-017, FHWA, March 2012

Improving Safety and Operations Using Low-Cost ITS Applications on Local and Rural Roads - Publication #FHWA-SA-14-086, FHWA, 2014

Intersection Safety: A Manual for Local Rural Road Owners - Publication #FHWA-SA-11-08, FHWA, January 2011

Local and Rural Road Safety Data - Publication #FHWA-SA-14-085, FHWA, 2014

Local and Rural Road Safety Funding Programs - Publication #FHWA-SA-14-087, FHWA, 2014

Local Road Safety Plans - Publication #FHWA-SA-14-088, FHWA, 2014

Low-Cost Safety Improvements for Rural Intersections - Publication #FHWA-SA-14-089

Maintenance of Drainage Features for Safety - Publication #FHWA-SA-09-024, FHWA, July 2009

Maintenance of Signs and Sign Supports - Publication #FHWA-SA-09-025, FHWA, January 2010

Making Local and Rural Roads Safer for Pedestrians and Bicycles - Publication #FHWA-SA-14-090, FHWA, 2014

Promoting the Importance of Road Safety to Local Elected Officials - Publication #FHWA-SA-14-093, FHWA, 2014

Road Safety Information Analysis: A Manual for Local Rural Road Owners - Publication #FHWA-SA-11-10, FHWA, January 2011

Roadway Departure Crashes - Publication #FHWA-SA-14-092, FHWA, 2014

Roadway Departure Safety: A Manual for Local Rural Road Owners - Publication #FHWA-SA-11-09, FHWA, January 2011

Non-Motorized User Safety: A Manual for Local Rural Road Owners - Publication #FHWA-SA-12-026, FHWA, November 2012

Speed Management: A Manual for Local Rural Road Owners - Publication #FHWA-SA-12-027, FHWA, November 2012

The Safety and Roadway Maintenance Link - Publication #FHWA-SA-14-091, FHWA, 2014

Unpaved Roads: Safety Needs and Treatments - Publication #FHWA-SA-14-094, FHWA, 2014

Vegetation Control for Safety - Publication #FHWA-SA-07-018, FHWA, August 2008

W-Beam Guardrail Repair - Publication #FHWA-SA-08-002, FHWA, August 2008