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Highway Safety


Oregon has an established transportation safety programs that 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. 
Traffic-Roadway Section manages the highway engineering safety programs, including the Highway Safety Improvement Program, the Project Safety Management System, applications of the AASHTO Highway Safety Manual, and other related tools and evaluations.

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All Roads Transportation Safety

The All Roads Transport​ation Safety (ARTS) Program is ODOT’s new safety program to address safety needs on all public roads in Oregon. Only by working collaboratively with local road jurisdictions (cities, counties, MPO’s and tribes) can ODOT expect to increase awareness of safety on all roads, promote best practices for infrastructure safety, compliment behavioral safety efforts and focus limited resources to reduce fatal and serious injury crashes in the state of Oregon. The program will be data driven to achieve the greatest benefits in crash reduction and should be blind to jurisdiction.


For more information on the program and how you can participate please refer to the ARTS website​.
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Project Safety Mgt System

Oregon’s Safety Management System reflects a long history of effective transportation safety programs and interagency cooperation. The System responds to a federal requirement for a formalized systematic decision-making process and policy direction provided by the Oregon Transportation Commission’s approval of the Transportation Safety Action Plan. The Project Safety Management System (PSMS) is comprised of several different programs focusing on specific safety concerns throughout the state.

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Safety Investigations Manual

ODOT Safety Investigation Manual  Video Training - Introduction to the Safety Investigations Manual by Dr. Karen Dixon @ OSU and Dr. Chris Monsere @ PSU  
NOTE:  The following tutorial video clips are large files.  It may take a few minutes for your video player to buffet the data before playing the movie clip.
Video Training Materials:
Lecture Notes
PowerPoint PDF of the morning lecture notes.
Additional Data Files:

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Analysis Tools & Data

Benefit Cos​t Analysis​ (Excel) Oregon Safety Data Action Plan
Crash Modification Factors (Instruction Site) - This web site provides instructions on how to use the actual  FHWA Crash Modification Factors Clearinghouse on-line web tool.
Risk Narrative Form in Word
Crash Summary Reports (CSR) 
(ODOT Employees Only)
Crash Graphing Tool (ODOT Employees Only) - This page contains the graphing tool along with installation instructions.
GIS Data  Crash Decoder Tool (Excel) version 5.0,
updated 08/12/2015
State Highway Inventory Reports Traffic Volumes
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Other Safety at ODOT

Safe Routes to School   Safety Corridors
High Risk Rural Roads  Safety Division
Roadway Departure Safety    Low Cost Local Road Safety Solutions
​Intersection Safety​  ​​Safety Handbook for Local Roads
Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety​​
 Low Cost Systematic Safety Countermeasures​

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