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Roadway Departure Safety: A Manual for Local Rural Road Owners

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Description of Figure 1 (Continued). Steps to Address Roadway Departure Safety

Step 3: Analyze Data (Manual: Section 3), Approach: Spot Location Approach and Systematic Approach (Crash Type Focus)

Data can be analyzed in the following ways, based on available information:

Step 3: Select Countermeasures (Manual: Section 4), Approach: Systematic Approach (Countermeasure Focus)
Develop a list of countermeasures and thresholds for their application (e.g., crash frequency, crash type, traffic volumes).

Step 4: Select and Install Countermeasures (Manual: Section 4), Approach: Spot Location Approach and Systematic Approach (Crash Type Focus)

Details from crash data and analysis feed the countermeasure selection process.

Step 4: Analyze Data and Install Countermeasures (Manual: Section 3 and 4), Approach: Systematic Approach (Countermeasure Focus)

Step 5: Assessment and Follow-up (Manual: Section 5)

Evaluate roadway departure safety treatments after installation.

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