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 round five (EDC-5) 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 the second pillar, the Systemic Approach.
State, local, and tribal agencies – discover how agencies have used different approaches to identify locations that are at high risk for roadway departure crashes in the future with varied levels of roadway data.
Topics and Speakers to be covered include:
- Data-rich example: Laura Slusher, Indiana LTAP, presented how to complete a systemic analysis and Indiana’s systemic safety approach for counties, and Craig Parks, Boone County Indiana, provided an overview of their Local Road Safety Plan (LRSP) that was developed through this process and how they have implemented the LRSP to reduce roadway departure crashes.
- Data-limited example: Adam Kirk, Kentucky LTAP, demonstrated Kentucky’s approach to identifying risk factors with limited roadway data, and Duane Campbell, Boyle County Kentucky, provided a local perspective to utilizing the systemic process to identify roadway departure safety projects.
- Tribal example: Khaled Ksaibati, Wyoming LTAP, discussed the five-step process developed by the University of Wyoming, combining crash data and qualitative field observations to identify roadway departure systemic safety risks for development of the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate Tribe roadway safety improvement program.