The Roadway Safety Foundation and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) have recognized 15 programs that reduce highway fatalities and injuries. The Roadway Safety Award recipients include:
Arkansas DOT's Highway 7 Centerline Rumble Strip Project, which consisted of installing centerline rumble strips on more than 382 miles of interstate and multilane facilities, reducing roadway departure crashes by 40% and fatal and serious injury crashes by 39%.
The Vasco Road Traffic Safety Improvement Measures — a joint effort by officials in California's Contra Costa and Alameda counties — implemented speed display signs, community safety signs, daytime headlight signs, soft media barrier striping, centerline delineators, and double-fine zones. It resulted in 36% less crashes in 2007 than in 2005.
The St. Petersburg City Trails Crosswalk Enhancer program (with guidance from the Florida DOT and the FHWA) significantly increased motorist crosswalk compliance rates— from 2% to 82% — by installing Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons.
Washington DOT's Highway Safety Issues Group provided resources and emphasized safety by establishing centerline rumble strips, cable median barriers, and low-cost safety enhancement programs.
New Jersey's Plan4Safety crash analysis software application assists safety professionals who make data-driven decisions by analyzing 144 pieces of data for more than 300,000 crash records/year.
For the full list of honorees, as well as honorable mentions, visit www.roadwaysafetyawards.org.