High friction surface treatments (HFST) are pavement treatments that dramatically and immediately reduce crashes, injuries and fatalities associated with friction demand issues, such as:

  • A reduction in pavement friction during wet conditions, and/or
  • A high friction demand due to vehicle speed and/or roadway geometrics.

A research report published by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) shows HFST is estimated to reduce wet crashes by 83% and total crashes by 57%.

Find FHWA information and resources:

Resource Type

  • Publication

Audience Type

  • Committee/Council
  • Contractor
  • Manufacturers
  • Member
  • Public Agency
  • Services

Topic

  • Federal Highway Administration

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