The Best Highway Safety Practices Institute is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing best highway safety practices. The Institute was founded in 2004, in Portland, Oregon by professionals who specialize in highway safety issues.
Best Practice is defined by those practices that have been verified by field research and are peer reviewed before adoption. The Institute focuses on education, research, best practices and their application, and assuring public policy is founded in best practice.
Twenty five percent plus of preventable accidents are founded in roadway design or guidance problems and could be eliminated with Best Practices.
Roadway Safety Audits vis-à-vis Engineering Studies: Safety is derived from strong access management plans, roadway design that minimizes conflicts and flow friction, making sure the traffic control meets the need of traffic, and safety audits to identify and mitigate for problems that may become apparent.