Local & Rural Road Safety Peer-to-Peer Assistance
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In order to reduce fatalities and serious injuries on our Nation’s road network, local and rural highway practitioners have to routinely integrate safety in their projects and programs. FHWA established Local & Rural Road Safety Peer-to-Peer Assistance as a form of technical assistance for local and rural highway agencies to adequately address safety problems on the roads they maintain. Experts with knowledge in various local and rural road safety issues volunteer their time to provide assistance to their peers requesting help. Whatever the safety issue your local agency is facing, there is a Peer ready and willing to help.
How Can Transportation Agencies Benefit from Peer Assistance?
The FHWA Peer network provides access to valuable guidance and information as well as input from people who share a similar background and have faced the same challenges. The list of benefits is long, but here are just a few that you can expect.
The biggest benefit of all is safer roads that result in a reduction in crashes ultimately saving lives, time and money.
What Types of Assistance does the P2P Program Offer?
Peer assistance can be in the form of phone calls, email exchanges, general instruction or site visits; all depending on your agency needs.
How to Get Peer Assistance
The first step to using the P2P Program is to let us know you need assistance. There are several ways to reach us; you can call, email, send us a note by fax, or apply online. Whichever method you use, an FHWA sponsored P2P Coordinator will be ready to assist. The coordinator will determine your specific question or issue and match you with the best Peer for your case.
Local and rural roads assistance provided by the P2P Program:
FHWA resources for local rural roads safety improvement: http://safety.fhwa.dot.gov/local_rural/
Contact FHWA for More Information
FHWA Publication Number FHWA-SA-10-014