Elements of the Safety Plan
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Goal 17 - Improving the Design and Operation of Highway Intersections
Injury and fatality statistics for highway intersections and interchanges are ample evidence that strategies to improve the safety of these crash-prone areas are urgently needed. About one in every four fatal crashes occurs at or near an intersection, one-third of which are signalized. Safety literature also indicates that the two most prominent crash scenarios involve left turns and being struck from the rear. Right-angle collisions are a predominate cause of death at signalized intersections.