Safety is the U.S. Department of Transportation's top priority and is underscored throughout Federal Highway Administration's research areas.
The Research and Technology Agenda supports the U.S. Department of Transportation's commitment to safety by applying a focused, collaborative, and strategic approach to conducting research and deploying innovations. FHWA is fostering a safety culture and advancing the use of scientific methods and data-driven decisionmaking to anticipate and help prevent events leading to traffic crashes, fatalities, and injuries.
With highway fatalities near historic lows, FHWA's safety research and technology advancements are making a difference. While this progress is encouraging, FHWA continues to develop and deploy new ideas and products to save lives and prevent injuries in the future.
Discover how FHWA is Advancing Safety by exploring the primary offices and programs responsible for meeting this challenge.
The Interactive Highway Safety Design Model (Safety) is a data analysis tool, which is helping transportation professionals anticipate safety issues and make better decisions earlier in the life of a project.
The Work Zone Mobility and Safety Program (Operations) helps keep road users and workers safe around work zones.
The Haxton Way Pedestrian Path (Federal Lands Highway) in Washington State separates pedestrians and cyclists from high-speed roads.