Funds to Promote Roadway Safety
- Objective: To accurately identify specific locations/sections of streets and highways that have high or potentially high crash incidence, as a basis for establishing priorities for improvement, selective enforcement, or other operational practices that will eliminate or reduce the hazards at the location/section identified.
- Examples of Fundable Projects
- Develop/improve computerized crash locator and surveillance systems.
- Identify, investigate, and evaluate intersections or sections of highways with high crash rates and develop a program to reduce hazards.
- Create multidisciplinary teams to
- Investigate crashes in order to determine those designs and operating features associated with high crash frequencies or severities; and,
- Make recommendations for implementation based on findings from crash investigations.
- Innovative programs designed to address identified problems in the areas of identification and surveillance of crash locations, highway design, and construction and maintenance.
- Fixed Objects and Roadside Hazards
- Study single vehicle/fixed object crashes and develop corrective measures.
- Develop guidelines for urban streets relating to fixed object placement and crash potential.
- Identify high and potentially high fixed object crash locations and recommend countermeasures.
- Conduct roadside hazard inspection to develop severity index for establishment of priorities for improvement.
- Provide training in highway safety-related design.
- Conduct studies of selected highway corridors.
- Training of traffic engineers/engineering technicians at short courses/seminars in safety-related curricula.
- Studies of pedestrian-vehicle conflicts at selected intersections with recommendations for increased control.
- Automation of record keeping and data retrieval procedures for inventory traffic control devices.
Source: The Guidelines for the Submission of Highway Safety Grant Applications.