FDOT LogoThe Low-Cost Safety Improvements Online Workshop is a one-day training session designed to provide participants with the tools and knowledge to help evaluate safety issues and select appropriate low-cost safety improvements. This offering is being revised to be held over a two-day period with three-hour instructional blocks per day. The Florida LTAP Center is pleased to partner with the Florida Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Resource Center to bring you this virtual workshop series.


This course introduces the safe system approach, complete streets, data driven safety analysis as they are integrated into a comprehensive presentation of low-cost, ready-to-use improvements that enhance the safety of roads and highways. It additionally provides background on the crash mitigation process including both conventional and systemic network screening. Various data sources to evaluate roadway safety are also discussed. A synthesis of countermeasures and their associated crash reduction factors as identified in either the CMF Clearinghouse or other relevant publications will be covered. Information on using the CMF Clearinghouse and how to evaluate various CMFs are discussed. Countermeasures for specific areas including roadway segments and curves, roadsides, unsignalized intersections and signalized intersections are covered. Through exercises, participants will learn how to analyze highway safety situations and apply appropriate countermeasures to those situations.


This workshop is aimed primarily at practicing traffic and safety engineers and highway decision makers from local and state agencies, design consultants, and FHWA field offices.


The goals of this course are to:

  • Provide some data that defines roadway safety in the United States
  • Illustrate methods to identify locations of interest for safety improvement
  • Provide potential LCSIs and real-life case studies for:
    • Roadway Segments & Curves
    • Roadsides
    • Unsignalized Intersections
    • Signalized Intersections


After completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Summarize some data that defines roadway safety in the United States
  • Discuss methods to identify locations of interest for safety improvement
  • Apply what we’ve learned in real life case studies
  • Describe/discuss some potential LCSIs for:
    • Roadway Segments & Curves
    • Roadsides
    • Unsignalized Intersections
    • Signalized Intersections

The total hours of instruction for this workshop is six (6) hours.

April 26, 2022
✔ Module 1 – Introduction/Safe System/Complete Streets
✔ Module 2 – Safety Data, Analysis & Use
✔ Module 3 – Roadway Curve and Segments
✔ Module 4 – Roadway Curve and Segments Exercise
✔ Module 5 – Roadsides

April 28, 2022
✔ Module 6 – Unsignalized Intersections
✔ Module 7 – Unsignalized Intersection Exercise
✔ Module 8 – Signalized Intersections
✔ Module 9 – Signalized Intersection Exercise
✔ Module 10 – Course Close Out

Instructor Bio

McFaddenDr. John McFadden is a Senior Safety Engineer in the Federal Highway Administration’s Resource Center. He joined FHWA in 2001, having served as Technical Director for Safety Research and Development. He currently serves as a Safety and Geometric Design Engineer delivering technical expertise in support of FHWA Division offices and State DOT’s. He holds a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from Pennsylvania State University. His areas of expertise include the geometric design of highways, highway safety analyses, and statistical analysis. Prior to joining FHWA, he served as an Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Alabama. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in the District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, Virginia, and West Virginia; a Certified Professional Traffic Operations Engineer (PTOE); and a Certified Roadway Safety Professional (RSP) Level 1 and 2.

🚩This will be a very interactive class. Please come prepared to ask questions and participate in the interactive polling utilizing the Poll Everywhere platform.
🚩Space for this webinar is limited, and Florida local agencies are being given first priority! This webinar is provided at no cost and will award a certificate of training listing the Professional Development Hours (PDHs) or a certificate of completion verifying your attendance. Certificates will be awarded only for fully attending and completing this webinar. Each session in the series will award 3.0 PDHs. A total of 6.0 PDHs can be earned for fully attending both sessions.

This is a Two-Part Series taking place on April 26 and 28.
You will only need to register once to be signed up for both sessions.

Low-Cost Safety Improvements

DATES: April 26 and 28, 2022
TIME: 12:30 – 3:45 PM (ET)