Traffic Control Device Manual Updated to Improve Road Safety

The national standards for traffic signs, signals, and pavement markings have not changed since 2009. The Federal Highway Administration has released the 11th edition of the Manual on…

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Digital Infrastructure for Vehicle Safety Grant Applications Open

The transportation department program supports innovation in the communication of vehicle data. The Department of Transportation has opened applications for a grant program totaling $40 million that seeks…

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NHTSA Proposes Seat Belt Reminders for Back Seat Passengers

Nearly half of 2021 crash fatalities were due to not wearing seat belts. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) published a proposed rule that would require car…

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Road Safety Project Applications Being Accepted

Transportation department opens competitive program for projects to improve high-crash areas. The Department of Transportation (DOT) has opened applications for the competitive grant program Safe Streets and Roads…

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NHTSA Estimates Driving Fatality Rates Will Hold

The agency recorded 0.3% decrease in traffic fatalities from 2021 to 2022 The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released preliminary data for much of 2022’s traffic fatalities,…

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DOT Awards Funding for Road Safety Redesigns

$800 million will be used to address 510 hotspots for traffic deaths. The Department of Transportation recently announced the awarding of $800 million for road safety improvement projects…

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Auto Crashes Cost America $340 Billion in One Year

A thorough study by NHTSA reviews all traffic crashes in 2019. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) published a new report, “The Economic and Societal Impact of…

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New Road User Safety Guidance Released by DOT

Provides clarity for states conducting pedestrian safety assessments. The Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Highway Administration recently published new guidance in the National Roadway Safety Strategy. States are…

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DOT Updates National Road Safety Strategy

U.S. pedestrian traffic fatalities at a 16-year high. The Department of Transportation (DOT) recently updated the National Roadway Safety Strategy. Since the previous update in January, multiple road…

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Transportation Department Highlights Pedestrian Safety

Officials seek to curb rising pedestrian injury and death. The Department of Transportation has designated October as National Pedestrian Safety Month. The department reported that pedestrian deaths rose…

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