This course will provide participants with an overview of the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) Proven Safety Countermeasures. Attendees will also hear from the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) about how these countermeasures are being applied throughout the state.
FHWA’s Proven Safety Countermeasures initiative (PSCi) is a collection of 28 countermeasures and strategies effective in reducing roadway fatalities and serious injuries on our Nation’s highways. Transportation agencies are strongly encouraged to consider widespread implementation of PSCs to accelerate the achievement of local, State, and National safety goals. These strategies are designed for all road users and all kinds of roads—from rural to urban, from high-volume freeways to less traveled two-lane State and county roads, from signalized crossings to horizontal curves, and everything in between. Each countermeasure addresses at least one safety focus area – speed management, intersections, roadway departures, or pedestrians/bicyclists – while others are crosscutting strategies that address multiple safety focus areas.
TARGET AUDIENCE: This course is intended for transportation professionals who are interested in learning more about the FHWA’s Proven Safety Countermeasures. This includes engineers, planners, managers, technicians, and other professionals who are involved in the planning, design, construction, operation, and maintenance of transportation systems.
The course will cover the following topics:
▪ An introduction to each of the FHWA Proven Safety Countermeasures
▪ The applications of each countermeasure
▪ The context in which each countermeasure can be applied
▪ The safety benefits of each countermeasure
Kevin Burgess, P.E. has been with the Federal Highway Administration for over 22 years. He currently serves as the Florida Division Safety Engineer where he manages all aspects of the safety program as well as being the MUTCD Coordinator. Additionally, he has taught safety and NHI courses with FHWA specifically in the pedestrian and bicycle safety areas. Prior to relocating to the Tallahassee office in June 2015, he held various positions in the FHWA – West Virginia Division including being the program manager for the ITS & Traffic Operations, Safety and Planning programs. He also was the Director of Program Development in 2011 and 2012 where he led a team of professionals handling planning, environment, realty, civil rights, traffic operations and safety. Prior to joining FHWA, Kevin spent nearly seven years working for the West Virginia DOT in the Highway Operations Division. He is a 1994 graduate of West Virginia University – Institute of Technology with a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering & Mathematics. He is a Professional Engineer (P.E.) registered in the State of Ohio and resides in Tallahassee with his wife, Stephanie and their three children.
Brenda Young, P.E., CPM, State Safety Engineer, FDOT. Brenda is a licensed Professional Engineer and Certified Public Manager, and holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Civil Engineering from UCF. In her role as the FDOT State Safety Engineer, Brenda leads crash data systems and analysis, manages the statewide Highway Safety Improvement Program, and fosters support and collaboration among FDOT districts, technical disciplines, and partner agencies to create a “force multiplier” effect in Florida’s vision zero charge as we continue our important work to eliminate traffic fatalities and serious injuries.
To earn Professional Development Hours (PDHs) or a Certificate of Completion for each recorded webinar, you must view the entire webinar. After viewing, please fill out the web form at the link below to request your certificate. The Florida LTAP Center will follow-up within 2-3 weeks.
This webinar will award 1.5 PDHs.
Click the link below to view the recorded webinars
An Overview of FHWA’s Proven Safety Countermeasures