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Road Improvements
CORRECT stands for Cost-benefit Optimization for the Reduction of Roadway Environment Caused Tragedies. This system was first developed for Alabama in the mid-1970s, and it was obtained National recognition for its innovative approach toward allocating highway safety funds at that time. As its name implies, it is designed to help estimate the costs and benefits for alternative safety treatments to be applied across the highway system in order to make those improvements that collectively return the highest total safety benefit to the roadway users of Alabama. It recognizes that location decisions cannot be made without total system considerations. It provides a work-flow model so that a uniform approach toward critical crash location investigation can take place by a number of teams working simultaneously across the system.
 
The CORRECT software has been built as an Excel Workbook into which multiple cases and multiple locations can be added and evaluated simultaneously. The following diagram shows how CORRECT and CARE interact, and it also depicts the overall workflow process.

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Safety Evaluation of Multiple Strategies at Signalized Intersections
USDOT FHA: This study evaluated multiple low-cost treatments at signalized intersections. Improvements included basic signing, pavement marking, and signal enhancements. This strategy is intended to reduce the frequency and severity of crashes at signalized intersections by alerting drivers to the presence, type, and configuration of the approaching intersection. Many studies have explored the safety effectiveness of some of the individual countermeasures. However, no study has conducted a rigorous evaluation of the effectiveness of installing packages of these strategies in combination across many intersections. This study sought to fill this knowledge gap.

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Safety Benefits of Highway Infrastructure Investments - May 2017
From AAA: Among developed nations, the United States ranks nearly last in terms of annual traffic fatalities per 100,000 population. A total of 35,092 people died, and hundreds of thousands more were seriously injured, in traffic crashes on roads and streets in the United States during 2015.

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Roadway Design - System-Wide Safety Treatements and Design Guidance for J-Turns
This report seeks to document ways to reduce crashes and fatalities from wrong-way crashes, horizontal curves, intersections, and J-turns.

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Safety Compass Newsletter | Winter 2017

This is a publication of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) that reports on safety developments from across the country.

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Flashing Yellow Arrow
Drive Safe Alabama: The new flashing yellow arrow means turns are permitted, BUT you must first yield to oncoming traffic and pedestrians, then turn with caution. A flashing yellow arrow signal offers a safer, more efficient way to handle traffic turning left at busy intersections.

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