Webinar Opportunity: Putting the Proven Countermeasures to Work to Reduce Roadway Departures Part 2

Putting the Proven Countermeasures to Work to Reduce Roadway Departures Part 2


Join us for a Free Webinar on June 20, 2023

Join us for a free webinar on June 20, 2023 from 1:00-3:00 pm ET/10:00am-12:00 pm PT, hosted by FHWA in cooperation with the National Local Technical Assistance Program Association (NLTAPA) and the National Center for Rural Road Safety. Please see below for registration information and forward this announcement to anyone else who may be interested.

Rural roadway departures account for approximately one-third of all U.S. traffic fatalities -about 30 people a day. The FHWA has identified proven countermeasures to reduce the number and severity of these crashes.

This webinar will focus on how four transportation agencies are implementing these countermeasures.

State, local, and tribal stakeholders – come and learn how you can reduce fatalities and serious injuries on your rural roads to.




Presenters and Topics to be covered include:

  • Shoulder Widening, Rumble Strips, and SafetyEdgeSM : Don Butler, Highway Safety Engineer, Nebraska DOT; Larry Legg, Assistant County Engineer, Lancaster County, NE.  Don and Larry will present on the analysis of NDOT’s implementation of 2 foot paved shoulders, rumble stripes, and SafetyEdgeSM and how that analysis was extended to a HSIP funded paved shoulder program for county roads and the state highway system to reduce fatalities and serious injuries.
  • County HSIP Program & Local Road Safety Plans:  Scott Davis, Assistant State Traffic Design Engineer & Matthew Enders Local Technical Services Manager with Washington State DOT.  Scott and Matthew will discuss the implementation of the HSIP program in Washington State including application of local road safety plans to all 39 counties. The second part of the presentation will include a case study in the application local road safety planning in Thurston County, WA.
  • High Friction Surface Treatment: Dan Dovey, King County, Washington, Traffic Design Engineer. Dan will present on the application of High Friction Surface Treatment (HFST) at over 59 locations on rural arterial roadways in the last six years.  This will include how sites with high crash rates were selected, some of the road preparation work that was done first, the significant drop in crashes after installation, and some of the long-term maintenance needs that may arise.
  • HFST and Safety Analysis Tools: Jon, Johnson, Highway Commissioner, Eau Clair County & Andi Bill, Director of Wisconsin LTAP. Jon will present on two HFST installation sites in Eau Claire County and will share friction test results.  Andi will present on Community Maps, a safety analysis tool that identifies roadway departure crashes on all Wisconsin roads.


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

Registration: Participants must register in advance at:


After you register you will receive an email confirmation with the webinar link. Please note that this link is unique to you and should not be shared with others. However, if multiple people will be attending in one room from one computer, only one person needs to register.

Access: The Federal Highway Administration is committed to providing equal access to this webinar for all participants. Closed captioning will be provided. If you need alternative formats or services because of a disability, please contact Jennifer Symoun at jennifer.symoun@toxcel.com with your request one week prior to the webinar.

Credit: Participation certificates that may be used for 2 professional development hour (PDH) credits (if accepted by your licensing agency) will be available to those who attend the live webinar.

Webinar Recordings:  If you are unable to attend but are interested in receiving a link to the recording, please notify jennifer.symoun@toxcel.com. All FoRRRwD webinars are recorded and available at https://highways.dot.gov/safety/rwd/forrrwd/forrrwd-resources

Questions? Please do not hesitate to contact support contractor, Jennifer Symoun, toXcel, jennifer.symoun@toxcel.com