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.

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.

COURSE GOALS

  • 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, and Signalized Intersections

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • 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, and Signalized Intersections.

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.

 

RECORDING

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.

Each session will award 3.0 PDHs. A total of 6 PDHs can be earned for fully viewing all recordings.

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Part 1 of 2

Part 1 of this webinar series will cover the following modules:

✔ 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

Click here to view the recording for Part 1 of the Low-Cost Safety Improvements Webinar Series

Handouts

 

    Part 2 of 2

    Part 2 of this webinar series will cover the following modules:

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

    Click here to view the recording for Part 2 of the Low-Cost Safety Improvements Webinar Series

    Handouts

    • See Part 1