National Roadway Safety Awards

The National Roadway Safety Awards program honors agencies and organizations in the transportation community that have made verifiable and significant strides toward improving the safety of our nation’s highways through infrastructure improvements, operational improvements or program planning, development and evaluation. Every two years, this prestigious awards program examines the “best of the best” using effectiveness, innovation, and efficient use of resources as criteria in determining which projects will receive this coveted award. Co-sponsored by the Federal Highway Administration and Roadway Safety Foundation, this program has garnered winning entrants well-deserved top industry honors since 2001.

2015 National Roadway Safety Awards

On November 16, 2015, the Roadway Safety Foundation and Federal Highway Administration hosted the National Roadway Safety Awards in Washington, DC.  According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of death with more than 33,000 fatalities and 2.3 million injuries each year.  These prestigious award winners are credited for the development of innovative, lifesaving safety programs to help lessen the toll of highway fatalities and injuries on our nation’s roadways through excellence and innovation in operations, planning, and design improvements.

Official FHWA Event Photos

Prior National Roadway Safety Awards

2013: On November 6, 2013, the Roadway Safety Foundation (RSF) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)  recognized 12 exemplary highway projects and programs from across the country as winners of the biennial National Roadway Safety Awards.  Recipients of awards included State and local departments of transportation, a State department of public safety, university programs, and a private firm.  The award winners are credited for reducing fatalities and injuries on our Nation’s roadways through excellence and innovation in operations, planning, and design.

2011: RSF and FHWA recognized nine exemplary highway projects and programs from across the country as winners of the National Roadway Safety Awards on November 15, 2011.  Recipients of awards included State and local departments of transportation (DOT), a State department of public safety, a local technical assistance program and a private firm.   The award winners are credited for reducing fatalities and injuries on our Nation’s roadways through excellence and innovation in operations, planning, and design.  Keynote remarks were given by U.S. Department of Transportation Deputy Secretary John Porcari.

2009: Fourteen local and one national program representing 10 states were recognized in the 2009 Awards, on November 5. U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood headlined the event.