Here's a list of select resources compiled by Minnesota LTAP.
Addressing Citizen Requests for Traffic Safety Concerns (PDF)
A new LRRB guidebook provides local agency staff with a best practice approach to addressing common citizen requests for traffic safety concerns (e.g., signing and pavement markings).
Local Road Safety Videos and Brochures for Local Elected Officials and Local Agency Practitioners
FHWA Office of Safety, 2015
- Local Elected Officials: Leading the Way in Local Road Safety
This video and accompanying brochure provide an overview of the important role local elected officials play in improving road safety.
- Communicating About Local Road Safety with Local Elected Officials
This video and accompanying brochure provide tips to local agency practitioners about how to talk about road safety with local elected officials.
Safety Edge Resources
A collection of resources on the Safety Edge, a beveled or sloped pavement edge that replaces vertical pavement-edge drop-offs with a 30-degree slope during the paving process.
Minnesota ITS Pilot Safety Program
The Minnesota Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Pilot Safety Program was established in 2008 to help local transportation agencies fund ITS consulting assistance and thus overcome the barriers to implementing ITS technologies. These fact sheets describe the first two projects completed under the program.
- Olmsted County: ITS Solutions for Safer Rural Road Intersections (76 KB PDF)
- St. Louis County: ITS Solutions for School Bus Safety (108 KB PDF)
- Minnesota Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Pilot Safety Program: A Report on the Program's Background and Initial Successes (320 KB PDF)
Minnesota's Best Practices and Policies for Safety Strategies on Highways and Local Roads (PDF)
LRRB, MnDOT, LTAP, CH2MHill, 2011
This handbook aims to reduce the number of severe crashes on the state’s highway system by helping agencies design, operate, and maintain their systems of roads and highways. A spinoff from the ongoing County Road Safety Plan efforts, this resource contains traffic safety strategies, sample policies and best practices information to support agencies as they implement their own policies.
Minnesota's Strategic Highway Safety Plan
Annual plan that describes how Minnesota will use the federal funding supplied by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration/U.S. Department of Transportation under the State and Community Highway Safety Program. The plan also includes descriptions of related state and other federal programs conducted by the OTS.
AASHTO's Strategic Highway Safety Plan
NCHRP-funded website containing the Strategic Plan, a self-assessment tool for state DOT's, Lifelines newsletter, and implementation guides for specific highway safety initiatives.
Implementing the High Risk Rural Roads Program
Federal Highway Administration, FHWA-SA-10-021, 2010
The High Risk Rural Roads Program (HRRRP) was established through the Highway Safety Improvement Program for construction and operational improvements on high risk rural roads. This report highlights common challenges to the HRRRP, lessons learned, and noteworthy practices shared by states.
- Local Elected Officials: Leading the Way in Local Road Safety (FHWA, 2015)
- Communicating About Local Road Safety with Local Elected Officials (FHWA, 2015)
- Rumble Strips: Noise Difference from Traditional vs. Sinusoidal (MnDOT, 2014, 0:57)
- Equipment Safety Videos
- Speed Limits: Why Do We Have Them? (MnDOT and LRRB, 2012, 3:27)
These select websites, compiled by Minnesota LTAP, can help you find more information on this topic.
- Minnesota Local Road Research Board (Please go to the LRRB website and use the search tool to find resources about this topic.)
- MnDOT Traffic Engineering
- MnDOT State Aid Traffic Safety
- Minnesota Department of Public Safety, Office of Traffic Safety
- Minnesota Toward Zero Deaths
- Roadway Safety Institute (University Transportation Center for USDOT Region 5)
- FHWA Office of Safety
- FHWA Local and Rural Road Safety Program
- Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
- National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
- AAA Foundation for Highway Safety
- Roadway Safety Foundation
- Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
These pre-constructed searches can help you find current resources on this topic.
The Minnesota LTAP Librarian can help you find and obtain LTAP and CTS publications and research, as well as transportation-related materials from other libraries and databases.
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