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Local Road Safety Plan: There’s a DIY Site for That! by louisiana ltap center

This article was published on Page 2 of LTAP Technology Exchange Newsletter (Winter 2020-2021 Edition).

FHWA developed a LRSP DIY Site to help agencies develop local road safety plans.

A Local Road Safety Plan (LRSP) serves as a map to safer roadways. Developing one is a proven countermeasure that provides local governments a data-driven framework to identify, analyze, and prioritize road safety improvements on local and rural roads. To assist local agencies in developing LRSPs, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) developed the LRSP Do-It-Yourself (DIY) website. This unique site has resources that any municipality or parish can use to create an LRSP that correspond to particular road safety issues a local community faces.

The plan’s ultimate vision is getting motorists home safely. The goal is to reach zero deaths on all public roads. Some resources you can find are LRSP examples from various counties, training tutorials, infographics, and step-by-step videos. Each of these videos appear on each page that explains what to do in each particular step.