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The Midwest Roadside Safety Facility (MwRSF), part of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, is a research organization with a main focus of researching all aspects of highway design and safety. MwRSF conducts safety performance evaluations of various roadside appurtenances, developing new and innovative design concepts and technologies in the area of highway safety.

In 2009, MwRSF was approved for ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation by the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) in the field of safety performance evaluation of highway features and vehicle testing of crash barriers for the tests identified in the Scope of Accreditation. A copy of MwRSF's accreditation certificate and scope of services can be found by clicking here or online at www.a2la.org (certificate number 2937.01).

MwRSF Mission Statement

MwRSF's mission is to improve the safety of public roadways through the design and testing of roadside hardware.


MwRSF Goals

  • Improve highway safety by making the roadside less hazardous for motorists
  • Design, develop, and crash test roadside hardware
  • Conduct safety performance evaluations of existing roadside features
  • Perform computer simulation modeling of vehicle impacts with roadside hardware