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11-10-22 | News

Federal Highway Administration Announces New Guidelines for Roadway Safety

New Guidelines
by Staff

At the start of 2022, the United States Department of Transpiration released the National Roadway Safety Strategy which describes the major actions the department is taking over the next few years to increase roadway safety. Part of the strategy includes five major focuses which are safer people, safer roads, safer vehicles, safer speeds, and post-crash care.

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In late October, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) announced new guidance to help states address the crisis of roadway deaths throughout the country. According to the FHWA, vulnerable road users, which they classify as pedestrians, cyclists, and people who use wheelchairs, account for about 20% of the approximately 43,000 individuals killed in a motor vehicle crash in 2021.

The announcement explained the steps the new guidance will take to improve safety, "The guidance released today will provide additional clarity for states as they develop their Vulnerable Road User Safety Assessment, a new safety approach established under President Biden's Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to assess the safety performance of individual states, identify areas of high risk to vulnerable road users, and determine what safety improvements will mitigate these safety risks."

https://highways.dot.gov/newsroom/us-department-transportation-announces-new-guidance-improve-safety-vulnerable-road-users

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