Traffic Safety

Train at Gated Crossing Median Cable Barrier I-430 Gated At-grade Crossing Truck Crash I-40 Near Lonoke Train at Crossbuck Only Crossing

Mission Statement

As part of the Planning and Research Division, the Traffic Safety Section's mission is: 

  1. To maintain a railroad crossing inventory database and rank all public crossings by a hazard rating.
  2. To review and submit selected railroad crossings for safety improvements and to coordinate crossing involvement in highway construction projects.
  3. To review motor vehicle crash reports to identify possible safety hazards on the highway system. To conduct crash analyses on selected locations and submit projects for safety improvements.
  4. To review all crash reports in the state for correct road system and forward the information to the Arkansas State Police for entry into the state computer system. To identify crashes reports on the State system for correct highway, section and log mile.
  5. To compute crash rates by roadway type.


Arkansas' Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP)


Arkansas Crash Data (Arkansas State Police – Highway Safety  Office)

Railroad Crossing Signage

National Truck Crash Data (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration)

National Fatal Crash Data (Fatality Analysis Reporting System)





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