• July 13th, 2021

Read the FHWA’s latest Safety Compass Newsletter to learn more about the latest improvements, resources and announcements in traffic safety. Topics include: 2020 Safety Discipline Awards Mainstreaming Safety Improvement—How Agencies Are Assessing Safety on All Projects Advancing Implementation of the Safe System Approach: Resources You Can Use Contributing Factors for Focus Crash and Facility Types […]

  • November 13th, 2020

Read the FHWA’s latest Safety Compass Newsletter to learn more about the latest improvements, resources and announcements in traffic safety. Topics include: U.S. Department of Transportation Launches Virtual Series on Pedestrian Safety Saving Lives with Effective Transportation Planning Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Program Offers Free Online Technical Assistance and Training New Zero Deaths Success Stories […]

  • July 14th, 2020

In this issue… What’s new? State departments of transportation put pedestrian safety into context Considerations for developing a local safety policy or program Roadway safety analysis videos: from basic to advanced application of the predictive method and crash modification factors 2019 Safety Discipline Award Winners Data and analysis Update on pedestrian and bicycle crash analysis […]

  • April 15th, 2020

This pdf document outlines previous and potential traffic safety measures on the Federal level in the following areas. Encouraging Safer Driving Behavior Vehicle Safety Improvements Roadway Safety Improvements Commercial Transportation Safety Options for Congress State of Traffic Safety in America Driving is one of the riskiest activities the average American engages in. Deaths and serious […]

  • October 14th, 2019

In this issue… Moving Towards Zero Getting to Zero Together: A National Safety Engineers Peer Exchange Partnerships…a Simple Word but Critical to Achieving Zero Deaths on our Roadways Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Is it a Plan? Is it a Policy? Is it a Program? Yes! It’s STEP Integration Bikeway Selection Guide: Accelerating the Delivery of […]

  • August 14th, 2019

This PowerPoint presents a model of data integration of geo-located weather and roadway data for decision making with the US Department of Transportation, the National Weather Service, and end- users who need integrated data for better roadway weather decision making. The application of this Roadway Weather Data Implementation (RWDI) in Alabama and Georgia serves as […]

  • March 1st, 2019

MIRE, the Model Inventory of Roadway Elements, is a recommended listing of roadway inventory and traffic elements critical to safety management. MIRE is intended as a guideline to help transportation agencies improve their roadway and traffic data inventories. It provides a basis for a standard of what can be considered a good/robust data inventory and […]

  • February 6th, 2019

In this issue: 2018 Safety Discipline Conference Summary Roadway Departure Crashes Vulnerable Road Users Learning Together Federal Aid Programs Safety Data and Analysis Updates from States and Localities New Resource Roundup Announcements and Events

  • December 12th, 2018

Crashes at highway-rail grade crossings are one of the leading causes of railroad-related deaths. According to FRA data, in 2017, there were more than 2,100 crashes resulting in 273 fatalities. Since 2009 crashes have occurred at a fairly constant rate. The federal government provides states funding to improve grade-crossing safety through FHWA’s Section 130 Program. […]