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Safety Edge Resources for Ohio's Local Roadway Agencies

The Safety Edge is a simple but effective solution for saving lives by allowing drivers who drift off highways to return to the road safely.  Instead of a vertical drop-off, the Safety Edge shapes the edge of the pavement to 30 degrees.  Research has shown this is the optimal angle to allow drivers to re-enter the roadway safely.  The asphalt Safety Edge provides a strong, durable transition for all vehicles.

The Ohio LTAP Center is committed to providing our local roadway agencies the necessary information for implementing the Safety Edge on their paving projects across our state.  As a part of our Route of Navigation (RON) series, we have developed a Technical Update for Safety Edge which provides an overview of this technology and the specification sheet details to include in requests for proposals on paving projects:

Technical Update - Safety Edge

Below is information on the Safety Edge from our partners at the Federal Highway Administration.  On the left are executive and overview presentations and on the right is an 8 minute technical overview video and video clips to compliment the presentation documents. 

If you have further questions about the Safety Edge, please contact the Ohio LTAP Center at 1-877-800-0031.

 

 Safety_Edge_Documents

 
  
  
Safety_Edge_Technical_Overview_Presentation.pdf
  
Safety_Edge_Executive_Overview_Presentation.pdf
  
Safety_Edge_Ask_The_Expert_Presentation.pdf
  
Safety Impacts of Pavement Edge Drop-offs.pdf
  
Safety Edge FAQs (9-11-10).pdf
  
State of the Art Report (TRC E-C134).pdf
  
EDC Safety Edge Brochure (9-10-10).pdf
  
EDC Comparison Fact Sheet - SE vs Conventional Paving (10-01-10).pdf
  
Dropoff Solution article.pdf
  
TRB Paper 05-0492_Safety Edge.pdf
  
The Safety Edge Flier (6-28-10).pdf
  
Guidance - Safety countermeasures.pdf
  
 
 
 

 Presentation Video Resources

 

Below are links to the videos referenced in the presentations to the left.  Please review the presentations to the left first and then review the videos below to understand them in the proper context.

 

 Safety_Edge_Videos

 
  
  
  
Drop004_WMV9_320x240.wmv
  
Loaded Truck on SE.avi
  
Paving with SE Shoe.wmv
  
Paving without SE Shoe.wmv
  
SE Double Lift wsound.wmv
  
se shoe install.wmv
  
The problem.wmv
  
vibe roller over edge.wmv