FoRRRwD on All Public Roads – Systemic Approach: Risk Factors for Roadway Departure

An FHWA EDC-5 Webinar in collaboration with NLTAPA and the National Center for Rural Road Safety
June 16, 2020

1:00-3:00 pm ET/10:00 am-12:00 pm PT

Rural roadway departures make up a third of U.S. traffic fatalities—about 30 people a day. The Every Day Counts round five (EDC-5) initiative, Focus on Reducing Rural Roadway Departures (FoRRRwD), features four
pillars: Addressing All Public Roads, Systemic Approach, Safety Action Plans, and Proven Countermeasures. This webinar focuses on the second pillar, the Systemic Approach.

State, local, and tribal agencies – come discover how agencies have used different approaches to identify
locations that are at high risk for roadway departure crashes in the future with varied levels of roadway data.

Topics and Speakers to be covered include:

• Data-rich example: Laura Slusher, Indiana LTAP, will present how to complete a systemic analysis
and Indiana’s systemic safety approach for counties, and Craig Parks, Boone County Indiana, will
provide an overview of their Local Road Safety Plan (LRSP) that was developed through this process
and how they have implemented the LRSP to reduce roadway departure crashes.
• Data-limited example: Adam Kirk, Kentucky LTAP, will demonstrate Kentucky’s approach to
identifying risk factors with limited roadway data, and Duane Campbell, Boyle County Kentucky, will
provide a local perspective to utilizing the systemic process to identify roadway departure safety
• Tribal example: Khaled Ksaibati, Wyoming LTAP, will discuss the five-step process developed
by the University of Wyoming, combining crash data and qualitative field observations to
identify roadway departure systemic safety risks for development of the Sisseton Wahpeton
Oyate Tribe roadway safety improvement program.

This webinar is free and open to anyone who is interested.

Registration: Participants must register in advance at
Space is limited. Please register as soon as possible.

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Questions? Please do not hesitate to contact support contractor, Jennifer Symoun, toXcel,