Welcome to AASHTO's Committee on Safety

AASHTO Committee on Safety Webinars

Save the dates for two committee webinars! Two upcoming webinars will be focused on roundtable discussions. Send suggestions for topics to khardy@aashto.org.

Oct. 4, 2021, 3:00 PM Eastern:

Dec. 7, 2021, 3:00 PM Eastern:

A recording of the June 29, 2021, webinar is on the Meetings page.

About the Committee on Safety

The AASHTO Committee on Safety supports state efforts to advance multidisciplinary approaches to eliminating traffic fatalities and serious injuries and serves as a resource for the AASHTO community on technical and policy issues related to safety.

Toward Zero Deaths

A National Strategy on Highway Safety is AASHTO’s adopted Strategic Highway Safety Plan which advocates for eliminating serious injuries and deaths on our nation’s roadways.

Highway Safety Manual

The Highway Safety Manual is a state-of-the-practice tool for incorporating quantitative safety analysis in the highway transportation project planning and development processes.

THE AASHTO COMMITTEE ON SAFETY (COS) supports states in moving the country “Toward Zero Deaths" for all road users on all our nation's roadways. Safety is a priority in every aspect of transportation: planning, project development, program management, operations and maintenance, and administration. The COS interfaces with other AASHTO committees, the Board of Directors and Executive Committee to advocate for safety excellence in all that transportation agencies do.


The COS advances the work of Toward Zero Deaths: A National Strategy on Highway Safety, the AASHTO Highway Safety Manual, transportation policy, local road safety, work zone safety, technical services, and workforce development. The subcommittees also support the development of research and resource materials to support states in their work to eliminate serious injuries and fatalities on our nation’s roadways. The committee also coordinates its efforts with several other traffic safety organizations and partners. Highlights of recent committee work is featured here.

New in Traffic Safety Culture

Find links and resources to assist your agency in developing traffic safety culture­

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Addressing Pedestrian Safety

Review successful strategies for reducing injuries and fatalities among pedestrians and cyclists

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AASHTO Highway Safety Manual

Learn more about this tool for incorporating quantitative safety analysis into highway project planning and development.

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Former AASHTO President McKenna Makes Highway Safety a Top Priority

State DOT Panel Calls U.S. Traffic Deaths a “National Health Crisis”

Mike Tooley
Mission: Zero Deaths


AASHTO Journal

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Transportation TV

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Daily Transportation Update

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Kelly Hardy
Senior Engineering Program Manager for Safety
AASHTO Liaison