Following up on the Roadway Departure Safety Action Plan developed during the spring of 2010, Oregon again partnered with FHWA in 2012 to develop a plan for reducing Intersection Crashes in Oregon. Intersection crashes account for approximately 15% of all fatalities in Oregon.
The plan developed by Oregon and FHWA focuses on reducing fatal and major injury
crashes at intersections. In Oregon,
an average of 72 fatalities at intersections occurs each year. Although this
number is declining, this plan is geared towards reducing this number even
more. In April of 2012, a meeting between ODOT and stakeholders was conducted to
identify safety initiatives that could help reduce intersection fatalities in Oregon. Using cost
effective strategies to apply both systemic improvements as well as hot spot
improvements can be used to reach approximately a 13% reduction in intersection
Intersections were identified by the
FHWA study as having a potential for low cost, systemic improvements. Using the
discussed countermeasures, a spreadsheet was created for each region, and
county to help identify appropriate locations. Using these countermeasures Oregon can work towards
reducing fatal and major injury causing crashes together.
A separate web page contains a listing of some Low-Cost Safety Countermeasures that can be implemented using a systematic approach. Some of these countermeasures support the Intersection Safety initiative while others focus on reducing roadway departure crashes.