2013 National Roadway Safety Awards

Since 1998, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has joined with the Roadway Safety Foundation (RSF) biennially to recognize innovative, efficient roadway safety projects and programs that eliminate or sharply reduce highway deaths across the country. Awards are presented in three categories.

  • Infrastructure Improvements
  • Operational Improvements
  • Program Planning, Development, and Evaluation

FHWA and RSF presented 11 awards and 1 honorable mention at a luncheon ceremony on Wednesday, November 6, 2013, in Washington, DC.  Roadway Safety Foundation Executive Director Gregory M. Cohen served as Master of Ceremonies and John D. Porcari, USDOT Deputy Secretary, delivered the keynote address, highlighting the importance of the award winners' efforts in saving lives on America's roadways. Executives and high-level representatives from a number of core roadway safety organizations joined together to honor these dedicated and innovative award recipients.

USDOT Deputy Secretary Porcari (center) and Greg Cohen, Roadway Safety Foundation Executive Director (left), pose with the award winners
USDOT Deputy Secretary Porcari (center) and Greg Cohen,
Roadway Safety Foundation Executive Director (left), pose with the award winners

Congratulations to the 2013 National Roadway Safety Award Winners!

Infrastructure Improvements Category

The J-Turn Experiment
Awarded to Tennessee DOT

Kentucky High Friction Surfacing Treatment Crash Reduction Program
Awarded to Interstate Road Management, Inc.

Raised Pavement Markers – A Low-Cost Alternative for Run-off-the-Road Crashes
Awarded to Mobile County, Alabama

Operational Improvements Category

Inexpensive Nighttime Inspection Kits to Improve Rural Sign Safety
Awarded to the Cornell Local Roads Program

Rotary Conversion to Roundabout, Route 80 at Route 81
Awarded to Connecticut DOT

Winter Performance Measure System
Awarded to Idaho Transportation Department

Program Planning, Development, and Evaluation Category

Automated Infrared Camera System
Awarded to Washington State Patrol and Washington State DOT

Highway Safety Corridor Analysis Project
Awarded to Idaho Transportation Department

Road Safety Audits – Engineering Guidance for Fatality Reduction
Awarded to Rutgers’ Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation

South Central Regional Transportation Safety Plan
Awarded to Louisiana’s South Central Planning and Development Commission

usRAP Safety Improvement Plan for County Roads in Genesee County
Awarded to the Genesee County Road Commission

Honorable Mention

The Parent’s Supervised Driving Program
Awarded to the Safe Roads Alliance

Related Information:

2013 National Roadway Safety Awards Noteworthy Practices Guide (PDF, HTML)

National Press Release (PDF, HTML)

Local Press Releases

  • Connecticut Press Release (PDF, HTML)
  • Cornell Press Release (PDF, HTML)
  • Genesee, Michigan Press Release (PDF, HTML)
  • Idaho Press Release (PDF, HTML)
  • IRM/Kentucky Press Release (PDF, HTML)
  • Louisiana Press Release (PDF, HTML)
  • Mobile, Alabama Press Release (PDF, HTML)
  • Rutgers' CAIT Press Release (PDF, HTML)
  • Safe Roads Alliance Press Release (PDF, HTML)
  • Tennessee Press Release (PDF, HTML)
  • Washington Press Release (PDF, HTML)

Photos from the 2013 Event (PDF, HTML)

FHWA and Road Safety Foundation logos

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