Speeding–traveling too fast for conditions or exceeding the posted speed limits–is a factor in 26 percent of all traffic fatalities. In 2018, there were 36,560 fatalities on our Nation’s roadways, of which 9,378 were speeding-related. Speeding is a safety concern on all roads. Although much of the public concern about speeding has been focused on high-speed Interstates, over 35 percent of speeding-related fatalities occur on lower speed collector and local roads. Speeding is a complex issue involving engineering, driving behavior, education, and enforcement. This two-part webinar series will examine the rapidly evolving field of Speed Management Safety and equip the participant with the latest resources and information.

Participants will learn where to find the latest research and information about speed calming and speed management techniques. They will be exposed to speed-related crash data as well as speed management practices that have been successfully employed.

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Part 1 of 2 – Resources and Guidance
The first session will introduce the Speed Management Safety program as outlined on FHWA’s Safety Office website. The wide array of available resources will be showcased.

Part 2 of 2 – FDOT Design Manual and Applications
The second session will examine the Speed Management processes and information contained in the latest edition of the FDOT Design Manual. We will examine the Context Classification System and transitions between different context classifications. We will examine applications of the various treatments that were identified in Part 1 and how they can be used in managing speeds in these transition areas.

Instructor Bio:

Larry HagenLarry 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 Bachelor’s and Master’s 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.

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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 2-3 weeks.

Each session in the series will award 2.0 PDHs, and a total of 4.0 PDHs can be earned for fully attending both sessions.

The short video below is a preview of what will be discussed in this recorded webinar.