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.