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Highway Safety

Oregon's transportation safety programs address engineering, education, enforcement and emergency medical services issues. With approval of the Oregon Transportation Safety Action Plan, the Oregon Transportation Commission established its expectations regarding transportation safety.

The Oregon Department of Transportation's Traffic-Roadway Section manages the highway engineering safety programs, including the Highway Safety Improvement Program, the Project Safety Management System, applications of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials Highway Safety Manual, and other related tools and evaluations.

Contact the Traffic-Roadway Section

4040 Fairview Industrial Drive SE, MS 5 
Salem, OR 97302-1142
Phone: 503-986-3568 
Fax: 503-986-3749
Email the Traffic-Roadway Section

Additional Resources

​The Project Safety Management System is intended to improve the safety of the transportation system by assisting decision makers as they allocate transportation safety resources.

System Information

PSMS is a comprehensive data analysis and reporting system designed to improve safety on Oregon roadways. Use of PSMS will help ODOT meet goals set forth in the Transportation Safety Action Plan, specifically:

  • To reduce traffic fatalities in Oregon from 10 fatalities per 100,000 population (2009), to 9.25 per 100,000 by the year 2020.

PSMS provides pertinent crash, safety, and traffic mitigation information allowing data-based decisions to be made. Three major elements contribute to PSMS:

  • All Roads Transportation Safety Program
  • Safety Priority Index System
  • Systemic Improvement Plans

Biennial Status Reports

Highway Safety Improvement Program Annual Reports

Safety Investigation Manual

Tutorials

  • [Tutorial 1]: Entering information on the Safety Investigation Manual (SIM) cover sheet
  • [Tutorial 2]: Selecting PRC data from the ODOT webpage
  • [Tutorial 3]: Understanding Patterns
  • [Tutorial 4]: Using the Benefit/Cost Spreadsheet
  • [Tutorial 5]: Using the HSIR Report
  • [Tutorial 6]: Google Maps

Video Training

Introduction to the Safety Investigations Manual by Dr. Karen Dixon of Oregon State University and Dr. Chris Monsere of Portland State University

Additional Resources

The following pages contain links to the State Highway and Off-State Highway (local roads) Safety Priority Index System Reports. Pursuant to 23 USC 148(g)(4) these reports are not subject to discovery or admission into evidence in a federal or state court proceeding or considered for other purposes in any action for damages arising from any occurrence at a location identified or addressed in this report.

State Highway Reports

Local Road Reports

Oregon Adjustable Safety Index System

​The systemic approach provides a comprehensive method for safety planning and implementation. Under the systemic approach, some low-cost countermeasures are applied over an entire road/corridor to reduce crashes and risks along the entire roadway/corridor. ODOT has developed the following systemic safety improvement plans:

Roadway Departure Safety Implementation Plan

Intersection Safety and Implementation Plan

Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Implementation Plan

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