Delaware Department of Transportation: Context-Sensitive Speed Limit Setting

Diagram from engineering study of U.S. 13 in the Town of Blades, Delaware, highlighting issue with speed limits and development activity

2021 was the deadliest year on Delaware roads in the past 15 years. As in many states, Delaware state police, highway and transportation officials have noted increases in speeding and fatalities in the past few years. To counteract negative trends, the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) is adjusting its approach to speed limit setting.  Delaware […]

Maryland Traffic Slows Down Following Anti-Speeding Effort

Cover slide for presentation on Maryland DOT speed management pilot project in cooperation with IIHS, GHSA, and National Road Safety Foundation

At the AASHTO Committee on Safety Meeting in April 2022, Tim Kerns and Vivian Berra Figuereo of the Maryland Department of Transportation reported on a speed management demonstration project in Bishopville, Maryland. The project was funded by a grant from GHSA, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), and the National Road Safety Foundation (NRSF).  The speed […]

AASHTO Speaks on Highway Safety

Portrait of Dr. Shawn D. Wilson, AASHTO president, announcing his remarks on highway safety to Congress Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure on June 8, 2022

In May 2022, AASHTO and the Governor’s Highway Safety Association (GHSA) worked together to provide comments to NHTSA regarding the Uniform Procedures for State Highway Safety Grant Program (NHTSA-2022-0036), published in the Federal Register on April 21, 2022.  AASHTO and GHSA’s comments focused on the upcoming Triennial Highway Safety Plans, Annual Grant Applications, and related […]