The National Roadway Safety Awards

The Roadway Safety Foundation partners with the Federal Highway Administration to offer this biennial recognition of public agencies that have successfully improved community safety through infrastructure enhancements. Winners receive recognition at a luncheon on Capitol Hill keynoted by high-ranking transportation officials, and their award-winning projects are published in Noteworthy Practices guides for replication elsewhere. Here you'll find a listing of these documents, with projects related to senior safety and mobility highlighted. Additionally, we encourage any public agency to consider applying for an Award. The next cycle will begin in late 2016 for recognition in Fall 2017.

The United States Road Assessment Program (usRAP)

usRAP is a program of the Roadway Safety Foundation, and is the domestic affiliate of the UK-based International Road Assessment Programme (iRAP). Using video data collected on road networks, usRAP generates safety star ratings based on the observed design features and characteristics of the roadway and surrounding environment. Additionally, it generates a safer roads investment plan for consideration by highway engineers and transportation officials, which identifies the most cost-effective treatments and solutions for each 100-meter segment of the road. These outputs are segmented by user type (driver/passenger, pedestrian, bicyclist, motorcyclist), and many of the 70+ countermeasures evaluated are of particular benefit to older road users. Visit www.usRAP.us for additional information, and see below for reports on program methods, data, and success.

Resources

National Roadway Safety Awards

Page 6 of this best practices Guide highlights how a Florida county capitalized on motorists' familiarity with school zones to develop designated "...

National Roadway Safety Awards

This best practices manual includes several projects that highway agencies could consider for improving older road user safety, including wet weather...

National Roadway Safety Awards

Winners in 2013 with projects that may be of special benefit to older road users include Tennessee's J-Turn experiment (p. 1), New York's night-time...

National Roadway Safety Awards

This impressive collection of national projects includes Florida's Safe Mobility for Life Coalition, which identifies both engineering and behavioral...