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National Roadway Safety Awards

The National Roadway Safety Awards is a biennial competition sponsored by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Roadway Safety Foundation (RSF) to recognize roadway safety achievements that help reduce fatalities and serious injuries on the Nation's roadways. The competition acknowledges successful engineering solutions that agencies have integrated into their roadway safety programs.

FHWA and the RSF stress the importance of strategic, data-driven approaches to improving highway safety. Applicants are encouraged to nominate projects or programs that exemplify innovative and effective safety activities and maximize the cost effectiveness of Federal, State, local, and/or private sector funds.


2015

Congratulations to the 2015 National Roadway Safety Award recipients! This year the National Roadway Safety Awards Program recognizes 10 innovative, lifesaving projects and programs, submitted by agencies that are leaders in the roadway safety field. The awards were conferred on November 16, 2015 in Washington, DC.

Find out about the following award winning projects in the 2015 Noteworthy Practices Guide (HTML, PDF).

Award Winners for Infrastructure and Operational Improvements

Michigan: Statewide Non-Freeway Rumble Strip Initiative
Arkansas: Improving Interstate Safety with Pavement Surface Treatments
Florida: Advanced Lighting Measurement System
Texas: Texas Department of Transportation San Antonio TransGuide Wrong-Way Driver Project
Virginia: Road Diets in Reston

Award Winners for Program Planning, Development, and Evaluation

Montana: Roadway Departure Study and Safety Information Management System
Washington: 2014 County Safety Program
Virginia: Deployment of HSIP Projects Using Virginia-Specific Safety Performance Functions
Florida: Texas-Americana Road Safety Small Area Study
Florida: Safe Mobility for Life Coalition

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2013

Find out about the following award winning projects in the 2013 Noteworthy Practices Guide (HTML, PDF).

Award Winners for Infrastructure Improvements

Tennessee: The J-Turn Experiment
Kentucky: High Friction Surfacing Treatment (HFST) Crash Reduction Program
Alabama: Raised Pavement Markers – A Low-Cost Alternative for Run-off-the-Road Crashes

Award Winners for Operational Improvements

New York: Inexpensive Nighttime Inspection Kits to Improve Rural Sign Safety
Connecticut: Rotary Conversion to Roundabout, Route 80 at Route 81
Idaho: Winter Performance Measure System

Award Winners for Program Planning, Development, and Evaluation

Washington: Automated Infrared Camera System
Idaho: Highway Safety Corridor Analysis Project
New Jersey: Road Safety Audits – Engineering Guidance for Fatality Reduction
Louisiana: South Central Regional Transportation Safety Plan
Michigan: usRAP Safety Improvement Plan for County Roads in Genesee County

Honorable Mentions

The Parent's Supervised Driving Program

Additional Information


2011

Find out about the following award winning projects in the 2011 Noteworthy Practices Guide (HTM, PDF).

Award Winners for Infrastructure Improvements

Minnesota: Using Micro Surfacing to Reduce Wet Weather Crash Rates
Mississippi: Cable Median Barrier Safety Initiative
Iowa: Jones/Linn County Portland Cement Concrete Pavement Overlay with Safety EdgeSM
Florida: Making Roadways Safety for Motorcyclists

Award Winners for Operational Improvements

Utah: Evaluation of Moveable Barriers in Construction Work Zones
Travelers Marketing LLC: Safety Patrol Sponsor-Partnership

Award Winners for Program Planning, Development and Evaluation

California: HSIP Application and Evaluation Tool for Local Roadways
New Mexico: Smart Roadside Inspection Program
Minnesota: Minnesota County Road Safety Plans (Joint Award with Wright County Highway Department)

Honorable Mentions

Texas: FM 1960 Median Improvements Program
New Jersey: Work Zone Safety Education Program

Additional Information

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