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.