Systemic Safety

Systemic safety is a comprehensive approach to safety planning, often used for the implementation of low cost improvements. This approach looks at risk across an entire road system rather than only using traditional site analysis based on crash data. Therefore, countermeasures are implemented in multiple locations with similar characteristics. The systemic safety approach can be particularly beneficial in rural areas where crash data, used in traditional site analysis, can be sparse or incomplete.

This section provides resources for applying the systemic safety approach in a rural area.

Training

Bridging the Gap: Safety Summit #2 Recap

The National Center for Rural Road Safety (Safety Center) hosted a FREE, 1.5-hour online webinar. Webinar Description This webinar provided a recap of the 2nd N ... [ Read More » ]

Newsletter

Training

Defining the Future for Safe Rural Transportation in Rural America

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 the ... [ Read More » ]

National Working Summit on Transportation in Rural America

The National Working Summit on Transportation in Rural America was held Sept. 7-9, 2016 in Denver, CO. It was hosted by the National Center for Rural Road Safet ... [ Read More » ]

Website

Training

Technical Guide/Manual

Research Report

General Report

Integrating Safety in the Rural Transportation Planning Process

Crashes are random events and low traffic volumes therefore don’t always make crash hot-spot identification possible. This project has used extensive data col ... [ 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 » ]

Training

Toolbox-kit