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Road Safety 365 – Part 2 of 2
December 3, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Road Safety 365 Workshop provides local and rural agencies with practical and effective ways to mainstream safety solutions into their day-to-day activities and project development process. This is part 2 of a 2-part series.
Rural roads account for approximately 40 percent of the vehicle miles travelled in the US, but 55 percent of fatalities. The fatality rate for rural crashes is more than twice the fatality rate for urban crashes. Over ¾ of all US road miles are rural, and almost 80 percent of the 3 million miles of rural roads in the US are owned and operated by local entities. For the driving public, ownership of a roadway is irrelevant, but getting infrastructure safety information and tools to local road agencies is critical to improving national rural road safety. There are more than 3,000 counties and more than 16,000 towns and township governments in the US, that vary widely in the size of the engineering staff and their sophistication regarding road safety decisions.
This two day webinar series focuses on processes for incorporating safety into all aspects of local and rural road projects, and on making safety a priority through inclusion in the traditional decision-making process—365 days a year. The course stresses the importance of road safety and illustrates how it can be integrated into rural/local transportation project development at all stages: planning, design, construction, implementation, operations, and maintenance. Through practical exercises and facilitator-led discussions, the emphasis is on operations and maintenance to reflect the predominant, day-to-day responsibilities of rural/local transportation agencies. The benefits and potential cost savings of safety initiatives are shown using examples from rural/local agencies.
- This course offers 2 PDH’s for fully viewing the webinar.
- Please note – Florida local agencies are being given first priority!
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