FDOT LogoThe Low-Cost Safety Improvements Online Workshop is designed to provide participants with the tools and knowledge to help evaluate safety issues and select appropriate low cost safety improvements. It will be held over a four-day period with two-hours of instruction 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 provides 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 on 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.


  • 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
  • Describe/discuss some potential LCSIs for:
    • Roadway Segments & Curves
    • Roadsides
    • Unsignalized Intersections
    • Signalized Intersections

The total hours of instruction for this workshop is eight (8) hours.

November 9, 2021
✔ Module 1 – Introduction
✔ Module 2 – Safety Data, Analysis & Use
✔ Module 3 – Roadway Curve and Segments

November 10, 2021
✔ Module 4 – Roadway Curve and Segments Exercise
✔ Module 5 – Roadsides
✔ Module 6 – Roadside Exercise

November 16, 2021
✔ Module 7 – Unsignalized Intersections
✔ Module 8 – Unsignalized Intersection Exercise

November 18, 2021
✔ Module 9 – Signalized Intersections
✔ Module 10 – Signalized Intersection Exercise
✔ Module 11 – Course Close Out

Instructor Bios

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.

PetrucciMr. Dave Petrucci is a Senior Safety Engineer and member of the Safety and Design Technical Service Team in the Federal Highway Administration’s Resource Center and has served in this position for the past six (6) years. Mr. Petrucci has over 17 years of total traffic engineering experience in consulting and government while specializing in intersection and roadway design and safety analysis. Mr. Petrucci has served as a core team member of the FHWA Every Day Counts (EDC4) Data-Driven Safety Analysis (DDSA) effort and provides technical assistance, training, and technology deployment to state, local, and tribal governments throughout the United States. Mr. Petrucci has been an active member of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) at the local and international levels including serving as a member of the Executive Committee of the ITE Traffic Engineering Council (2011 to 2017), and the ITE Transportation Safety Council as Vice-Chair (2016 to 2018) and Chair (2018 to 2020). Mr. Petrucci also serves as an appointed organizational director with the Transportation Professional Certification Board, Inc. (2020 to present).

🚩This will be a very interactive class. Please come prepared to ask questions and participate in the interactive polling with Poll Everywhere.
🚩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 2.0 PDHs. A total of 8.0 PDHs can be earned for fully attending all four sessions.

This is a Four-Part Series taking place on November 9, 10, 16, and 18.
You will only need to register once to be signed up for all sessions.

Low-Cost Safety Improvements

DATES: November 9, 10, 16, and 18
TIME: 9:00 – 11:15AM (ET)