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Roadway Departure Safety
Overview
 
During the spring of 2010 Oregon participated with FHWA to develop a plan for reducing Roadway Departure Crashes in Oregon. Roadway Departure crashes account for approximately 66% of all fatalities in Oregon. Data analysis of Oregon Crashes was combined with cost effective strategies to identify locations for the most effective use of funds to achieve an approximate 20% reduction in roadway departure fatalities. This systematic approach involves deploying large numbers of relatively low cost, cost effective countermeasures on targeted segments of road with a history of roadway departure crashes.

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 Roadway Departure initiative while others focus on reducing intersection crashes.
 
Information from the FHWA - Roadway Departure Safety Implementation Plan and Appendices was used to develop a spreadsheet, RD_State.xls. This spreadsheet contains locations for the proposed countermeasures by highway number and mile point. Maps showing various countermeasures were produced for each Region.

A similar initiative focused on Intersection Safety was launched in 2012 and that information is posted on a separate page on the Traffic-Roadway Section web site.
 
Oregon Plan
 
FHWA - Roadway Departure Safety Implementation Plan 
FHWA - Roadway Departure Safety Implementation Plan - Appendix A 
FHWA - Roadway Departure Safety Implementation Plan - Appendix B 
 

 
State Highways (File & Maps)
 
Roadway Departure for State Highways (xls) 
 
Region 1 mapping:
R1 Crashes Speed Alcohol No Belt 
R1 Rumble Strips 
R1 Signs Markings Trees Align 
Region 2 mapping:
R2 Crashes Speed Alcohol No Belt 
R2 Rumble Strips 
R2 Signs Markings Trees Align 
Region 3 mapping:
R3 Crashes Speed Alcohol No Belt 
R3 Rumble Strips 
R3 Signs Markings Trees Align 
Region 4 mapping:
R4 Crashes Speed Alcohol No Belt 
R4 RumbleS trips 
R4 Signs Markings Trees Align 
Region 5 mapping:
R5 Crashes Speed Alcohol No Belt 
R5 Rumble Strips 
R5 Signs Markings Trees Align 
 

 
Local Roads (County Files)

Baker  * Harney * Morrow 
Benton  Hood River  Multnomah 
Clackamas  Jackson  Polk 
Clatsop  * Jefferson Sherman 
Columbia  Josephine  Tillamook 
Coos  Klamath  Umatilla 
Crook  * Lake Union 
Curry  Lane  Wallowa 
Deschutes  Lincoln  Wasco 
Douglas  Linn  Washington 
* Gilliam Malheur  *Wheeler 
Grant  Marion  Yamhill 
 
* No countermeasures or crash locations identified.
 

 
Implementation Plan

Interoffice Memo - June 14, 2011 - Statewide Solicitation of Safety Projects Supporting the Roadway Departure Initiative 
 

 
Other Resources
 
FHWA Roadway Departure Safety
Pedestrian & Bicycle Safety​