Local Roads Safety Resource CD
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FHWA Publication Number FHWA-SA-10-003
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Local Roads Safety Resource CD Contents Are Organized by Topic Area
Whether you are a local road safety advocate, a practitioner, an elected official, or a community leader, you need information and tools to plan and implement roadway safety improvements.
The Local Roads Safety Resource CD provides quick and easy access to the latest information on local roads safety. Organized by topic area in one place, the CD provides guidance, tools, and other resources from government agencies and national associations on local roadway safety.
The CD's easy-to-use format and portability make it a vital resource for your agency's local roads safety resource library. The free CD may be ordered on line at http://safety.fhwa.dot.gov/local_rural/training/resourcecd/.
The majority of highway fatalities take place on rural roads. In 2008, 56 percent of the 37,261 U.S. highway deaths occurred on rural roads, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. About 23 percent of the population lives in rural areas. The fatality rate for rural crashes is more than twice the fatality rate for urban crashes. System-wide, low-cost safety improvements are a very cost-effective approach to improving local and rural road safety.
The CD is organized by the following topic areas:
FHWA resources for infrastructure safety improvements are available. Check out the Highway Safety Program website at: http://safety.fhwa.dot.gov
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The FHWA's Local and Rural Road Safety Program provides practical information for practitioners, planners, and decision makers to help them prevent crashes, and to reduce severity when crashes do occur.
You can order copies of the Local Roads Safety Resource CD on-line at http://safety.fhwa.dot.gov/local_rural/training/resourcecd/. For more information about Local Roadway Safety, contact: