The Safety Analysis Guidelines are for use by ODOT personnel, consultants and local jurisdictions conducting safety engineering studies, preparing reports, and requesting funding. The safety engineering study is an analysis of roadway and traffic related data to determine the contributing factors to an identified crash pattern at an intersection or highway section. The safety engineering study also identifies potential alternative countermeasure(s) meant to reduce crash frequency or severity at the studies site.
The guidelines are intended to establish a uniform format for safety engineering studies throughout the Department which will provide direction for complete safety engineering reports, thus expediting review and analysis. This document is intended to supplement the official Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) Guidance by providing additional details for completing Safety Studies as part of applying for HSIP Funding.