The series is intended to provide an introduction to the fundamental concepts of road safety. These concepts cover areas such as the nature of road safety issues, human behavior and the road environment, and how to identify and solve road safety problems. The focus of the webinar series will be to communicate the fundamental concepts of road safety so that the user will be equipped with a broad base of knowledge related to the field. The publication provides additional resources and exercises for those that wish to dig deeper into understanding road safety.
The Florida LTAP Center, in partnership with the FDOT Local Agency Traffic Safety Academy (LATSA), presents this webinar series on Road Safety Fundamentals .
The training is divided into a 5-part webinar series. This webinar series is based on the FHWA publication entitled Road Safety Fundamentals, which is one of the important reference materials for the Road Safety Professional 1 and 2 Exams.
Larry Hagen, P.E., PTOE, RSP is the owner of Hagen Consulting Services, LLC. He has worked in the public sector, the private sector, and academia. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) and a former board member of the Florida Section of ITE, serving as President in 2002. He holds Bachelors and Masters degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of Florida. He is a registered Professional Engineer in Florida and Georgia, and is a certified Professional Traffic Operations Engineer (PTOE) and a certified Road Safety Professional (RSP). He has over 30 years of experience doing transportation engineering work throughout the state of Florida.
To earn Professional Development Hours (PDHs) or a Certificate of Completion for each recorded webinar, you must view the entire webinar. After viewing, please send an email to FloridaLTAP@cutr.usf.edu with your name and the name of the webinar you viewed. The Florida LTAP Center will follow-up within 1-2 weeks.
Each individual webinar session will award 1.5 PDHs. Up to 7.5 PDHs can be earned for fully viewing and completing all five recordings.
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Part 1 of 5 – Foundations of Road Safety
In this first session we will be looking at the context of road safety, the history of road safety in America, multidisciplinary approaches to safety, and the road users that we need to consider.
Handouts and Resources
- Road Safety Fundamentals Part 1 Slides
- Road Safety Fundamentals: Concepts, Strategies, and Practices that Reduce Fatalities and Injuries on the Road
- Florida Strategic Highway Safety Plan
- FDOT D7 Design Safety Checklist
Part 2 of 5 – Human Behavior and Road Safety
One of the essential elements in trying to improve road safety is understanding human behavior and recognizing that in order to improve road safety, you sometimes have to change human behavior.
Part 3 of 5 – Measuring Safety
This session will examine safety data: the importance of safety data; different types of safety data; and look at how we need to improve the quality of safety data. We all desire a truly data-driven safety program. That all begins with quality safety data.
Part 4 of 5 – Solving Safety Problems & Implementing Road Safety Efforts
In this session we will be looking at the road safety management process – both site-level safety management and system-level safety management. We will also be discussing the implementation of road safety efforts; how it is a shared responsibility, the importance of safety research, strategic communications, and the future of advancing road safety.
Part 5 of 5 – Q & A Session
This session is planned as a question and answer session to cover any questions that arise in the previous sessions that need additional information or details. It will be a highly interactive session that should be both fun and informative.