The purpose of this booklet is to empower local agency personnel to make informed decisions that can improve roadway safety in your community. By identifying and addressing potential roadway hazards, you can reduce the likelihood of a future traffic crash for your community and your family. Adapted by permission from the Michigan LTAP’s 2008 Publication What Elected Officials Need to Know About Traffic Safety (And What YOUR Constituents Expect YOU to Know!) This is an update of the 2014 version and includes a section on roadway departure crashes.


raffic safety, local government agencies, local roads, roadway crashes, systemic improvements, geometric design features, traffic control signs, speed control, roundabouts, traffic signals, roadway departure crashes

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