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Toolkit helps advance RSAs on federal and tribal lands.

To increase implementation of road safety audits (RSAs), the FHWA Office of Federal Lands Highway and Office of Safety recently released a toolkit designed specifically for tribes and Federal land management agencies. The toolkit provides information about partnerships needed to build support, available funding sources for the program and improvements, tools to conduct RSAs, and resources to identify safety issues and select countermeasures.

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RSAs are a proven technology for improving safety on and along roadways. For several years, FHWA has helped tribal governments and Federal land management agencies implement RSAs by leading the audits and providing training and technical assistance. However, these stakeholders often face challenges such as staffing and funding constraints that limit the use of RSAs. FHWA created the toolkit to help agencies and tribes overcome these obstacles by guiding them in establishing the necessary support and securing needed resources.

The toolkit includes worksheets and sample materials designed to aid in the eight-step RSA process, including requesting assistance, scheduling the audits, analyzing data, conducting field reviews, and documenting issues and suggestions. The toolkit also includes case studies.

For more information, visit http://flh.fbwa.dot.gov/programs/irr/safety/audits.htm#toolkit.

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Title Annotation:Federal Highway Administration; road safety audits
Publication:Public Roads
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Sep 1, 2011
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