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FoRRRwD Resources

FoRRRwD Promotional Materials

Printable Trading Cards

Systemic Analysis Infographic – How Healthy is Your Road System?

Local Road Safety Plans Infographic – LRSPs Your Map to Safer Roadways


FoRRRwD Overview Video

Rumble Strips: The Sweet Sound of Safety

Low Cost Safety Improvements: Longitudinal Pavement Markings

Low Cost Safety Improvements: Unpaved Roads

Local Road Safety Plan Video

Curve Signing Overview

Curve Signing: Proper Chevron Spacing

Curve Signing: Proper Placement in the Field


Upcoming Webinar: Moving FoRRRwD with Safety Action Plans: Statewide, Regional, and Local (December 17) – Details and Registration: USDOT Employees/Non-USDOT Employees

EDC-5 FoRRRwD Orientation Webinar

Taking Action to Reduce Rural Roadway Departures Systemically

FoRRRwD on All Public Roads: Development of Projects and Using Data

FoRRRwD on All Public Roads: Innovative Mechanisms to Deliver Safety Projects

FoRRRwD Systemically: Identification of Risk Factors for Roadway Departure Crashes

FoRRRwD Systemically: Prioritizing Locations and Projects

FoRRRwD Countermeasures: High Friction Surface Treatment (HFST) and Continuous Pavement Friction Measurement (CPFM)

FoRRRwD Countermeasures: Signing, Striping, and Maintenance Treatments

FoRRRwD Countermeasures: Gravel Road Treatments, Rumble Strips and SafetyEdge, and Center Line Buffer Areas

Streamlining HSIP Project Delivery

Introduction to Roadway Departure (RwD) for Tribes

RwD in Tribal Areas: Keeping Drivers in Their Lanes

RwD in Tribal Areas: When Vehicles Leave the Road


Safety Compass

Summer 2020

Winter 2020

Spring 2019

Fall 2018


July/August Innovator – Driving FoRRRwD to Reduce Rural Roadway Departures

July/August Innovator – Innovation Synergy: Agencies Bundle Projects to Boost Rural Roadway Safety

Moving FoRRRwD to Reduce Rural Roadway Departures

EDC News

September 3, 2020 – Innovation of the Month (New Focus on Reducing Rural Roadway Departures (FoRRRwD) Website)

August 27, 2020 – Innovation of the Month (Safety Action Plans)

August 20, 2020 – Innovation of the Month: (Systemic Approach)

August 13, 2020 – Innovation of the Month (Proven Countermeasures)

August 6, 2020 – Innovation of the Month (All Public Roads)

June 11, 2020 – Safety Circuit Rider Programs: A Life-Saver for Many Local Agencies

May 28, 2020MoDOTs Substantial Safety Commitment

April 30, 2020 – Caltrans Moves FoRRRwD to Improve Local Road Safety

April 16, 2020 – Curve Warning Sign Storyboard

March 12, 2020 – Virginia Systemic Safety Implementation Plan

January 30, 2020 – FoRRRwD and STEP training with LTAP's

September 26, 2019Innovation of the Month – All Pillars, Washington

September 19, 2019Innovation of the Month – Proven Countermeasures

September 12, 2019Innovation of the Month – Safety Action Plans, California

September 5, 2019Innovation of the MonthAll Public Roads and Systemic, Minnesota

January 10, 2019 – Introduction

Explore the Four Pillars of FoRRRwD

FoRRRwD is supported by four pillars that work together to reduce rural roadway departures on all roads. Click a pillar below to learn more.


Roadway departure crashes are a major problem on all public rural roads. More than 40 percent of them happen off State networks.

Read more about All Public Roads »


There are many flexible cost-effective countermeasures that are proven to reduce these crashes.

Read more about the Countermeasures »


A fundamental challenge on rural roads is that roadway departure crash locations are random and change from year to year.

Read more about the Systemic Approach »


Documenting the systemic analysis into a simple safety action plan is a powerful way to prioritize safety improvements.

Read more about the Safety Action Plans »

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