Geometric Design

Transportation safety can be improved in a multitude of ways (engineering, education, enforcement, and EMS) including the geometric redesign of a road (engineering). Geometric design relates to the alignment, profile, and cross-section of a road, and changing one or more of these design elements is typically a high cost countermeasure. However, in some cases, geometric redesign projects are necessary. In a rural area, the terrain and weather conditions present additional challenges that can be addressed through geometric design.

This section will highlight rural geometric design guidance and examples.

Training

Small Town and Rural Multimodal Networks Webinar

The National Center for Rural Road Safety (Safety Center) hosted a FREE, 1.5-hour online webinar.  Webinar Description This webinar provided an overview of th ... [ Read More » ]

Newsletter

Technical Guide/Manual

Small Town and Rural Multimodal Networks

“The Small Town and Rural Multimodal Networks report is a resource and idea book intended to help small towns and rural communities support safe, accessib ... [ Read More » ]

Website

How Do We Move Toward Zero Deaths

“Zero is not an impossible goal, but it will take all of us to get there. See how all of our efforts are helping us on our way Toward Zero Deaths.” ... [ Read More » ]

Fact Sheet

Training

Toward Zero Deaths-Proactive Steps for Your Community

The National Center for Rural Road Safety (Safety Center) and the National Association of County Engineers (NACE) co-hosted a FREE, 1.5-hour online webinar.  ... [ Read More » ]

Newsletter

Technical Guide/Manual

Motorcycle Road Safety Audit Case Studies

“Road Safety Audits (RSAs) are a formal safety performance examination of an existing or future roadway or off-road facility and are conducted by an indep ... [ Read More » ]

Fact Sheet

Website

Technical Guide/Manual

Research Report

Fact Sheet

Critical Reasons for Crashes Investigated in the National Motor Vehicle Crash Causation Survey

“The National Motor Vehicle Crash Causation Survey (NMVCCS), conducted from 2005 to 2007, was aimed at collecting on-scene information about the events an ... [ Read More » ]

Technical Guide/Manual

Manual for Selecting Safety Improvements on High Risk Rural Roads

This manual provides information on the costs and benefits of safety treatments on high-risk rural roads (HRRR). Agencies can use this manual to determine the f ... [ Read More » ]

Toolbox-kit

Technical Guide/Manual

Improving Safety on Rural Local and Tribal Roads Site Safety Analysis – User Guide #1

“Rural roadway safety is an important issue for communities throughout the country and presents a challenge for state, local, and Tribal agencies. The Imp ... [ Read More » ]

Improving Safety on Rural Local and Tribal Roads Network Safety Analysis – User Guide #2

“Rural roadway safety is an important issue for communities throughout the country and presents a challenge for state, local, and Tribal agencies. The Imp ... [ Read More » ]

Journal-Trade-Magazine

Influence of Roadway Surface Discontinuities on Safety

“As the commitment to improve highway safety emerged in the late 1960s and the philosophy of safer roadsides and clear zones took hold nationally there we ... [ Read More » ]

Technical Guide/Manual