Traffic Safety Division
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Traffic Safety Division

TxDOT Divisions

The Traffic Safety Division (TRF) is responsible for the engineering design of traffic control devices, roadway illumination, traffic signals, the review and analysis of speed zone requests, the review of traffic engineering-related aspects of construction plans, the collection of crash records and analysis of crash data. TRF plays a pivotal role in the Department’s constant efforts to accomplish zero fatalities on Texas roads, such as the Road to Zero program.

The division assists and supports TxDOT districts in the research, development, and implementation of the statewide Traffic Management Systems Program designed to improve the safety and efficiency of the state highway system and provides the districts with equipment, support, and maintenance for traffic signals, intelligent transportation systems, and roadway illumination. The Traffic Safety Division also administers the Texas Traffic Safety Program, the Highway Safety Improvement Program, the Texas Highway Safety Plan, the Texas Traffic Assessment Program, and the Fatality Analysis Reporting System. The division develops, publishes and distributes the Texas Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices, which is used by all road authorities in Texas.

Michael A. Chacon, P.E., serves as director.

Additional contacts

Contacts Telephone
Director 512-416-3200
Deputy Director 512-416-3200
Crash Records 844-CRIS-HELP
844- 274-7457
Management Support Section 512-416-3200
Purchasing and Inventory 512-416-3210
Planning and Policy 512-416-3104
Traffic Engineering Section (TMUTCD, Policy and Standards, Field Coordination, Illumination) 512-416-3118
Traffic Management Section (Traffic Signals and Intelligent Transportation Systems) 512-416-3204
Behavorial Traffic Safety Section (Texas Traffic Safety Program) 512-416-3118

Mailing Address

125 E. 11th St.
Austin, TX 78701-2483