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FHWA Highway Safety Programs

Technical Report Documentation Page

1. Report No.


2. Government Accession No.

3. Recipient's Catalog No.

4. Title and Subtitle

Integrating Speed Management within Roadway Departure, Intersections, and Pedestrian and Bicyclist Safety Focus Areas

5. Report Date

April 2016

6. Performing Organization Code

7. Author(s)

Michelle Neuner, Jennifer Atkinson, Brian Chandler, Shauna Hallmark, Robert Milstead, Richard Retting

8. Performing Organization Report No.

9. Performing Organization Name and Address

11251 Roger Bacon Dr.
Reston, VA 20190

Brudis & Associates, Inc.
Iowa State University
Sam Schwartz Engineering

10. Work Unit No. (TRAIS)


11. Contract or Grant No.


12. Sponsoring Agency Name and Address

United States Department of Transportation
Federal Highway Administration
Office of Safety
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20590

13. Type of Report and Period Covered

Technical Report, March 2014-August 2015

14. Sponsoring Agency Code


15. Supplementary Notes

Guan Xu (, Office of Safety Speed Management Safety, served as the Task Manager for the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). The following FHWA staff members contributed as technical working group members, reviewers, and/or provided feedback to the project at various stages: Craig Allred, Will Longstreet, Tamara Redmon, Gabe Rousseau, Jeff Shaw, and Abdul Zineddin

16. Abstract

Speeding contributes to nearly one-third of all roadway fatalities, and this proportion has remained largely unchanged for the past decade. Since roadway departure, intersection, and pedestrian and bicycle crashes have been identified by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) as the three areas with great potential to reduce fatalities, States are being encouraged to integrate speed management into these three safety focus areas. To assist agencies with integrating speed management into their policies, practices, and safety plans, this report presents information on national speeding-related crash trends, promotes a speed-related crash data analysis approach, and recommends strategies and initiatives for integrating speed management into an agency's overall policies, as well as their roadway departure, intersection, and pedestrian/bicyclist safety programs.

17. Key Words

Speed management, focus areas, roadway departure, intersection, pedestrian, bicyclist, safety, countermeasure

18. Distribution Statement

No restrictions.

19. Security Classification (of this report)


20. Security Classification (of this page)


21. No of Pages


22. Price


Form DOT F 1700.7 (8-72)
Reproduction of completed page authorized.