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Federal Highway Administration Research and Technology
Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Research and Technology Agenda

 

Challenge: Advancing Safety

 

Advancing Safety

Safety is the U.S. Department of Transportation's top priority and is guided by the vision of advancing toward zero deaths and serious injuries.

Safety is the U.S. Department of Transportation's top priority and is guided by the vision of advancing toward zero deaths and serious injuries.

Safety is the U.S. Department of Transportation's top priority and is underscored throughout Federal Highway Administration's research areas, guided by the vision of advancing toward zero deaths and serious injuries.

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. The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is fostering fosters a culture of safety culture guided by the integrated “4E” principles of engineering, education, enforcement, and emergency medical services. and FHWA is advancing advances the use of scientific methods and data-driven decision making to anticipate and help prevent events leading to reduce traffic crashes, fatalities, and injuries.

With highway fatalities near historic lows, FHWA's safety research and technology advancements are making a difference by promoting safer roadway design, by crafting advanced analyses that clearly expose behavioral and roadway feature crash risk, and by developing technologies that augment the driver’s capabilities to avoid crashes. While this progress is encouraging, FHWA ’s safety research is aligned with the Department of Transportation's Department’s vision of advancing towards zero deaths and serious injuriescontinues to develop and deploy new ideas and products to save lives and prevent injuries in the future.

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Discover how FHWA is Advancing Safety by exploring the primary offices and programs responsible for meeting this challenge.

 

Showcase Activities

The Interactive Highway Safety Design Model (Safety) is a data analysis tool, which helps 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.

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