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Making Our Roads Safer One Countermeasure at a Time

20 Proven Safety Countermeasures that offer significant and measurable impacts to improving safety

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FHWA-SA-18-029

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Table of Contents

ROADWAY DEPARTURE
1. Enhanced Delineation and Friction for Horizontal Curves
2. Longitudinal Rumble Strips and Stripes
3. SafetyEdgeSM
4. Roadside Design Improvements at Curves
5. Median Barriers
INTERSECTIONS
6. Backplates with Retroreflective Borders
7. Corridor Access Management
8. Left-and Right-Turn Lanes at Two-Way Stop-Controlled Intersections
9. Reduced Left-Turn Conflict Intersections
10. Roundabouts
11. Systemic Application of Multiple Low-Cost Countermeasures at Stop-Controlled Intersections
12. Yellow Change Intervals
PEDESTRIANS/BICYCLES
13. Leading Pedestrian Intervals
14. Medians and Pedestrian Crossing Islands in Urban and Suburban Areas
15. Pedestrian Hybrid Beacons
16. Road Diets/Reconfigurations
17. Walkways
CROSSCUTTING
18. Local Road Safety Plans
19. Road Safety Audits
20. USLIMITS2

For information on this and other FHWA Proven Safety Countermeasures, please visit https://safety.fhwa.dot.gov/provencountermeasures.

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