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Intersection Safety

The Oregon Department of Transportation has developed a data-driven framework for conducting systemic intersection safety analyses that is in line with the Safe System Approach (SSA).  This plan approaches intersection safety through a proactive, data-driven systemic process that identifies intersections with the greatest potential for fatal and serious injury crashes.  The resulting framework can be used by local agencies and ODOT Regions to identify and implement low-cost systemic projects over multiple sites.  Although intersections constitute a very small portion of the highway system in Oregon, on average, each year:

  • More than 1/3 of all fatal and serious injury crashes occurs at or near an intersection.
  • More than 20% of the total statewide fatalities occurs at or near an intersection.

Making Changes

Implementing cost-effective strategies, for both systemic and hot spot location types, can reduce fatal and serious injury crashes at or near intersections.

Intersection Safety Implementation Plan

Additional Intersection Safety Information

Contact the Traffic Engineering Unit

4040 Fairview Industrial Drive, MS 5
Salem, Oregon 97302
Phone: 503-986-3568
Fax: 503-986-4063

Program Contacts

State Traffic Safety Engineer

Traffic Safety Engineer