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FHWA Office of Safety

The FHWA Office of Safety works to reduce the number of crashes on U.S. roadways and the severity of crash impacts. As the lead safety champions within FHWA, they advocate the integration of safety into the entire life cycle of a roadway, and coordinate with other DOT agencies to develop and implement intermodal safety programs. On this site you will find links to important safety programs and valuable resources that address key safety topics from capacity building to intersection safety.

FHWA Resource Center Safety and Design Team

The goal of the FHWA Resource Center Safety and Design Team is to reduce roadway related fatalities and injuries by designing a safer highway system. On this site you will find important information about FHWA Safety and Design initiatives along with who to contact for training and assistance in these areas.


Center for Excellence in Rural Safety (CERS)

The Center provides citizen-focused research, training, and outreach to enhance rural safety and meet the online and seminar training needs of rural transportation practitioners and policymakers. CERS conducts several concentrated research activities to explore policy, behavior, and technology approaches. Topics are varied and range from safety-conscious planning to ITS and rural emergency response. Their current and past research can be found on their site.

Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA)

GHSA represents the state and territorial highway safety offices that implement programs to address behavioral highway safety issues. GHSA provides leadership and advocacy for the states and territories to improve traffic safety, influence national policy, enhance program management and promote best practices. On this site you will find information and links to state laws and funding, news, safety publications and other resources.

Rural Highway Safety Clearinghouse

The Rural Highway Safety Clearinghouse reports on the various activities conducted by the USDOT and other partners to improve rural safety. The site collects and markets best practices as well as the latest findings in rural safety research. It also links to safety publications and other resources grouped by safety topics including the four Es (Education, Emergency Medical Services (EMS), Enforcement, Engineering), data and statistics, driver behavior, safety planning, seat belts, and work-zone safety.

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    American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO): Standing Committee on Highway Traffic Safety (SCOHTS)

    AASHTO represents highway and transportation departments in the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Its primary goal is to foster the development, operation, and maintenance of an integrated national transportation system. The AASHTO Standing Committee on Highway Traffic Safety page provides information and links to the safety activities in which the committee is currently engaged.

    American Public Works Association (APWA): Road Safety Subcommittee

    This APWA subcommittee assists member agencies in reducing the frequency and severity of serious crashes in their own jurisdictions through policies and techniques that are cost-effective and appropriate for local governments. This webpage provides updates on the latest activities of the subcommittee, a roster of current subcommittee members, and summaries of the subcommittee meetings.

    American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA): Safety

    ARTBA represents its members on numerous transportation issues with a distinct focus on safety. Their multifaceted approach is designed to improve safety for workers, pedestrians and motorists. This site provides information on their safety leadership track record, committees and advisory councils, the Work Zone Safety Clearinghouse, federal grant and contract programs, training and professional development, and alliances and partnerships.

    American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA): Roadway Safety Outreach Program

    The Roadway Safety Outreach Program was developed by members of the ATSSA Safety and Public Awareness (SPA) Committee. The site helps promote roadway safety methods and data to a wide variety of audiences.

    National Association of Counties (NACo): Rural Road Safety Resource Center

    The Rural Roads Safety Resource Center provides information and materials on rural road safety to assist counties in reducing traffic fatalities on their rural roads. The information on this site focuses specifically on infrastructure enhancements and various counter-measures that improve rural road safety.

    National Association of County Engineers (NACE): Resources and Education on Safety

    NACE represents over 1,900 county engineers, road administrators, highway superintendents, public works directors, parish engineers, and other professional road managers that are all dedicated to safety. The NACE Resources and Education on Safety page provides some helpful links to additional safety resources, including a 2011 Safe Road Maps Overview.

    Roadway Safety Foundation

    The Roadway Safety Foundation is a nonprofit charitable and educational organization dedicated to reducing the frequency and severity of motor vehicle crashes by improving the safety of American roadways. On this site you will find information and materials on the Safer Roads public education campaign, National Roadway Safety Awards, Best Practices in Roadway Safety and other important safety resources.

    TRB: National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP)

    The NCHRP conducts research in problem areas that affect highway planning, design, construction, operation, and maintenance nationwide. Much of their output focuses on safety. This site provides an overview of the NCHRP and information on current and past projects, publications, and programs.

    TRB: NCHRP Highway IDEA Program

    The NCHRP Highway IDEA program seeks proposals with potential to advance the construction, safety, maintenance, and management of highway systems. This site provides instructions on submitting a proposal, important deadlines for proposals, and links to the Highway IDEA Annual Progress Report that describes all of the projects in detail.

    TRB: Project to Synthesize Information on Highway Problems

    Each report from the NCHRP report series Synthesis of Highway Practice provides a compendium of the best knowledge available on those measures found to be the most successful in resolving specific problems. Current and past reports can be found on this site, many related to safety.

    World Health Organization: Decade of Action for Road Safety

    The Decade of Action is a global initiative that seeks to save lives by halting the increase in road traffic deaths and injuries world-wide. On this site you will find information on partners and statements of support, advocacy materials, publications, upcoming events, and contacts, among other resources related to WHO activity in this area.