WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Roadway Safety Foundation awarded nine road safety projects with National Highway Safety Awards recently, recognizing design, operations and overall planning.
Winners included the Delaware Department of Transportation’s initiative to install centerline rumble strips on Route 301. The move reduced head-on collisions on the highway by 90 per cent.
The Virginia Department of Transportation was also recognized for adding continuous shoulder rumble strips that reduced road runoffs by more than 50 per cent.
Another winner was the Midwest States Smart Work Zone Deployment initiative, which evaluated work zone technologies to determine their impact on the safety and efficiency of traffic operations. Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska participated in the program.
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Tailgating Treatment program also received an award, as did the Alabama Department of Transportation’s Fast Track Hazard Elimination Safety Program.
Also getting the nod were the Kentucky State Police Collision Report Analysis for Safer Highways, the PennDOT Road Test of the Road Safety Audit Process, the New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety and the Washington Department of Transportation Intersection Safety Improvement Priority Program.
“We congratulate the award winners for their contributions to roadway safety. The hard part was choosing the winners from among the outstanding array of life-saving projects,” says Roadway Safety Foundation trustee, William D. Fay.
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