Roadway departure crashes account for approximately 66 percent of all fatalities on Oregon roadways.
In coordination with the Federal Highway Administration, the Oregon Department of Transportation developed a plan aimed at reducing roadway departures in 2010. Through analysis of crash data, ODOT identified:
- Locations with higher than expected crash rates to focus its efforts and begin implementation.
- Specific countermeasures to address each site individually.
After the implementation of this initial effort, ODOT has continued to evaluate Oregon highways for opportunities to integrate additional safety countermeasures to lessen fatal and serious injury crashes statewide.