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The program is conducting a large naturalistic driving study with associated roadway information.
NHTSA estimates fatalities up in 2012, plus bicycle and young driver data from 2011. New GHSA release on motorcycle deaths and teen drivers.
Read descriptions of the 16 winners from 8 states honored in this year's program.
Why is U.S. road safety not on par with others? What can we learn from New Zealand's rural crash prediction models? Learn about new resources.
Early 2012 Projections, 2010 Overview, and Comparing Rural and Urban Fatal Crashes in 2010
Analysis of rural vs. urban fatal crashes in 2010, plus projections show increase in early 2012 fatalities
Learn about Wisconsin's unique display of crash statistics that is revealing trends that may help to improve safety outreach.
FHWA has released a new Roadway Safety Professional Capacity Building Website and updated Proven Safety Countermeasures.
The document Integrating Road Safety into NEPA Analysis provides concepts for including meaningful safety considerations through a project's NEPA process.
Guest post by RPO Planner Matt Buchanan on Road Safety Audits conducted by three RPOs in Northwest Missouri.
The National Center on Senior Transportation is holding an online dialogue now through Dec 16.
In 2004, the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety initiated a Road Assessment Program modeled on programs in Europe and Australia.
USDOT released 2010 traffic fatality data today, reporting the lowest rate of traffic fatalities in recorded history.
Join the worldwide campaign to reduce traffic deaths and injuries by planning a local event on May 11, 2011.
The National Highway Institute will offer a webinar on Feb 24 on Road Safety Audits, which offer communities multidisciplinary insights into high-traffic crash locations.
The Federal Highway Administration has launched the Local and Rural Road Safety Peer to Peer Program as a form of technical assistance.
Learn what RSAs are and how RPOs and MPOs can become involved in pinpointing safety issues and identifying solutions.
On June 9, the NADO Research Foundation will offer a webinar on Road Safety Audits and incorporating safety into planning.
Learn about RPO structure and function and rural planning practices from the 2009 Four Corners Rural Transportation Forum.
What is a rural roadway? Read commentary from Keith Knapp, from the Center for Excellence in Rural Safety at the University of Minnesota.
As USDOT takes steps to address distracted driving, manufacturers are incorporating social media directly into cars.
The primer helps planners and decisionmakers identify and use safety performance measures in planning.
RPOs, MPOs, and DOTs are invited to respond to a short survey on safety to help guide the writing of a new manual.