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 fatali ... [ Read More » ]
Retro-reflectivity and Nighttime Visibility
Reduced nighttime visibility drastically increases the risk of traffic fatalities. About half of traffic fatalities occur at night (http://safety.fhwa.dot.gov/roadway_dept/night_visib/). On rural roadways there tend to be fewer streetlights, so visibility is typically provided by vehicle headlights. Retro-reflectivity materials and coatings that are used for both signs and pavement lane markings can increase nighttime visibility.
This section provides resources and trainings on the use of retro-reflectivity to increase nighttime visibility.
This NCHRP Ready Results Brief was published to discuss the results of NCHRP Report 828. The brief explores lighting for overhead signs in suburban and urban a ... [ Read More » ]
Articles in this issue of the Safety Compass include: Introducing the HSIP Final Rule Safety PM Regs Now in Effect Rumble Strip Virtual Peer Exchanges Glean In ... [ Read More » ]
“On August 13-14, 2014, at the Turner-Fairbanks Highway Research Center in McLean, VA, the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA’s) Office of ... [ Read More » ]
It is an honor to formally recognize the extraordinary achievements of those selected for the 2015 National Roadway Safety Awards. The individuals, groups, and ... [ Read More » ]
This website provides resources on common nighttime visibility topics including sign retroreflectivity, pavement markings, and roadway lighting. ... [ Read More » ]
Fall 2015 issue of the Safety Compass Newsletter. This issue contains the following articles: The Focused Approach to Safety Helps Us “Practice What [W ... [ Read More » ]