Systemic Safety Project Selection Tool

Originally Presented: May 28, 2013, 1:00-2:30 PM Eastern Time


The purpose of this webinar was to provide an overview of the Systemic Safety Project Selection Tool and the potential application to address pedestrian safety issues. The Systemic Safety Project Selection Tool outlines a risk-based approach to safety management to complement traditional “hot spot” analyses. The tool presents a step-by-step process to conduct systemic safety planning to identify highway safety improvement projects for widespread implementation on particular system of roads. The tool also presents a mechanism to determine an appropriate balance of investments between site-specific and systemic safety improvements. Finally, the tool concludes with a discussion of various approaches to evaluate systemic safety improvements.
A case study was used to show the potential application of the systemic approach to safety to target pedestrian safety issues. The case study illustrated potential risk factors associated with pedestrian crashes, and how those risk factors can be used to identify and prioritize pedestrian safety projects for implementation. 
The presentation was delivered by Karen Scurry of the FHWA Office of Safety, and Howard Preston of CH2M HILL. At the conclusion of the webinar, both speakers were available for questions and discussion.


  • Karen Scurry, FHWA Office of Safety
  • Howard Preston, CH2M HILL

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