This LTAP training series will cover the FHWA Road Safety Audit Guidelines and point you to resources you can access to learn more about RSAs and the benefits of RSAs. Important things you will learn include the formal RSA process, the need for an independent team, why it needs to be multidisciplinary, and what kinds of things are often found when doing an RSA.
A Road Safety Audit (or RSA) is defined as a formal safety performance examination of an existing or future road or intersection by an independent, multidisciplinary team. An RSA qualitatively estimates and reports on potential road safety issues and identifies opportunities for improvements in safety for all road users.
Larry Hagen, P.E., PTOE 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 fill out this web form to request your certificate: https://floridaltap.org/training-and-events/ltap-recorded-webinars/certificate. The Florida LTAP Center will follow-up within 2-3 weeks with your certificate.
Each individual webinar session will award 2.0 PDHs. Up to 6.0 PDHs can be earned for fully viewing and completing all three sessions.
Part 1 of 3 – Introduction and Procedures
In this first session we will look at the formal RSA process and procedures as outlined in the FHWA Road Safety Audit Guidelines. This should give the attendees a good understanding of what an RSA is and how to do it properly.
Part 2 of 3 – Common Issues and Challenges
This second session will look at some of the issues and challenges when proposing or doing RSAs. It will focus on the things that often stand in the way of getting the right results out of an RSA or hinder the RSA process.
Part 3 of 3 – Common Issues and Challenges
In this third session we will look at different examples of things that might be found in an RSA. We will also look at a case study of an RSA that was performed on a section of highway prior to a project and how the RSA findings impacted that project.
The short video below will provide a preview of the 3-part webinar series.