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The National Roadway Safety Awards is a biennial competition sponsored by Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Roadway Safety Foundation (RSF) to recognize roadway safety achievements that move the United States towards zero deaths and serious injuries on the Nation’s roadways.
Awards are given in two categories:
Only public agencies may apply and be considered for a National Roadway Safety Award. The award criteria used are: Effectiveness, Innovation and Efficient Use of Resources.
A nominated project or program must demonstrate evidence of data-supported results, including documentation supporting the project’s or program’s success.
For more details, information or to apply, please go to: https://www.roadwaysafety.org/awards/apply
Deadline to submit an application is May 28, 2021.
Congratulations to the 2019 National Roadway Safety Award recipients!
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 move the United States towards zero deaths and serious injuries on our nation's roadways. The awards ceremony took place on October 23, 2019 in Washington, D.C.
Find out about the following award winning projects in the 2019 Noteworthy Practices Guide (PDF)
Missouri Department of Transportation: US 63 Road Safety Assessment and Safety Improvements
Arizona Department of Transportation: Wrong-Way Driving Detection System
South Dakota Department of Transportation: Application of High-Friction Surface Treatment in Winter Road Conditions
Florida Department of Transportation (2 Awards):
Design-Build Push Button Contract
"Alert Today Florida" Bicycle/Pedestrian Initiative
Virginia Department of Transportation (2 Awards):
Virginia: Data- and Technology-Driven Strategic Guardrail Management Program
Pedestrian Safety Action Plan
Garfield County, WA: Road Safety Improvement Program
Congratulations to the 2017 National Roadway Safety Award recipients! This year the National Roadway Safety Awards Program recognizes nine innovative, lifesaving projects submitted by agencies that have demonstrated outstanding achievements in road safety. The awards were conferred on November 15, 2017 in Washington, DC.
Find out about the following award winning projects in the 2017 Noteworthy Practices Guide (HTML, PDF).
Delaware: High Friction Surface Treatment Systemic Safety Improvements
Florida: Florida's Wrong Way Driving Mitigation Initiative
Michigan: Expedited Towing, Utility 2, Line of sight signs
Minnesota: Implementation of the County Roadway Safety Plan Infrastructure Based Safety Strategies
Virginia: VDOT's Instant Roundabout
Alaska: Alaska Safety Corridor Program
New Jersey: New Jersey Roundabout Implementation Program
Missouri: Road to Saving Lives Design-Build Project
Tennessee: Safety Projects Evaluation Report
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.
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
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
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
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
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
The Parent's Supervised Driving Program
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
Utah: Evaluation of Moveable Barriers in Construction Work Zones
Travelers Marketing LLC: Safety Patrol Sponsor-Partnership
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)
Texas: FM 1960 Median Improvements Program
New Jersey: Work Zone Safety Education Program