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Driving FoRRRwD with the Pillars

June 2021 Webinar

Availability Status: Archived

Description/Learning Outcomes:

An FHWA EDC-5 Webinar in collaboration with NLTAPA and the National Center for Rural Road Safety

Rural roadway departures make up a third of U.S. traffic fatalities—about 30 people a day. The Every Day Counts initiative, Focus on Reducing Rural Roadway Departures (FoRRRwD), features four pillars: Addressing All Public Roads, Systemic Approach, Safety Action Plans, and Proven Countermeasures. This webinar focused on how several agencies are using the four pillars of FoRRRwD to reduce roadway departures.
State, local, and tribal stakeholders will learn how to implement the pillars to save lives in your community or jurisdiction.

Speakers and Topics to be covered include:

  • Jeevanjot Singh, NJDOT will describe their project to develop a regional curve inventory and provide a systemic analysis for several local agencies to help them plan for and prioritize countermeasures to reduce crashes at curves, and develop projects by streamlining the delivery process at the State level.
  • James Peck, Montgomery County, Indiana will provide an overview of how their systemic analysis led to Lane Departure countermeasures being included in their County Road Safety Plan that has been adopted.
  • Andy Avery, Chemung County, New York will discuss how his small county used a systemic approach to develop a Local Road Safety Plan (LRSP) with 4 tiers of Roadway Departure countermeasures, and how they will implement it with funding that has been committed.