For agencies and practitioners seeking zero roadway fatalities through the Safe System Approach, knowing where to start can be a challenge. FHWA has released a new resource to help prioritize engineering and infrastructure-based countermeasures. The 38-page Safe System Roadway Design Hierarchy (FHWA-SA-22-069) outlines a four-tiered approach that is general in nature and applicable to any scenario, from a city street to an interstate freeway. The tiers include Remove Severe Conflicts; Reduce Vehicle Speeds; Manage Conflicts in Time; and Increase Attentiveness and Awareness. In the coming months, the Office of Safety will publish supplemental resources, including Safe System Alignment Frameworks for projects and policies, and will offer training on how to use the design hierarchy and alignment frameworks. | Karen Scurry