Road to Zero has targeted a goal of zero deaths and serious injuries on our roadways. This strategic call to action and collaboration is built on the belief that not a single death is acceptable on our roadways. Every life matters.
Unfortunately, recent trends indicate a continued increase in highway fatalities. Data (2017-2019) from the Fatal Analysis Reporting System (FARS) indicates that 45% of fatalities on the nation’s roadways are a result of roadway departure crashes. The FHWA has identified RwD Safety as one of three critical focus areas with the greatest potential to reduce highway fatalities using infrastructure-oriented improvements. As a result, RwD safety is an element of. Roadside safety devices are a key element of an effective roadway departure safety strategy. This includes development of both new and improved systems along with their proper implementation (selection and placement).