Kansas Safety Corridor Pilot Program


One strategy of the Kansas Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP) and the Drive to Zero (DTZ) Coalition is to develop a safety corridor program. In this pilot or trial program, a safety corridor is a section of highway selected for increased road user education, increased enforcement of traffic safety laws, and consideration of engineering strategies. Examples of these strategies can include:

  • Education: safety messaging via billboards, radio stations, newspapers, and social media.
  • Law enforcement: high-visibility enforcement to discourage risky driving behaviors, such as not wearing a seat belt, speeding, and impaired driving.
  • Engineering: low- and medium-cost safety improvements such as enhanced pavement markings and signing.

Four corridors were selected statewide. Corridor limits were determined based on crash history, the availability of additional law enforcement, and input from local traffic safety partners.

The planned pilot program timeline is 2023 to 2028. To learn more about the Kansas Safety Corridor Pilot Program, explore these links:

For questions about the Safety Corridor Pilot Program, please contact:

  • David J. Schwartz, P.E.
  • Assistant to the Director of Planning and Development
  • David.Schwartz@ks.gov
  • t. (785)296-7441
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