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Highway Safety Analysis

When - Where

December 8, 2017

(8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Central Time)
Ellington Agricultural Center
UT Extension Office
5201 Marchant Dr.
Nashville, TN  37211-5112
Tel: 615-832-6550 for directions

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Transportation engineers have developed a system to identify and address roadway safety problems. The Highway Safety Analysis workshop will assist local and state level agencies with relevant information on the stepwise procedure.

The course's focus is on the identification of hazardous locations and counter-measures for alleviating the safety hazards. Other tasks that are needed to accomplish this goal include the management and analysis of crash records and also a before-after analysis of the results of implemented counter-measures.

This course will prepare one for taking charge of a roadway safety program either as an employee of an agency or a consultant. The topics covered by this course are included in the scope of the examination for PTOE certificate of the Institute of Transportation Engineers.


This course is for technicians, local government employees, consultants and engineers involved with safety problems of roads.


David Metzger
Traffic Engineer, Bristol Metropolitan Planning Organization/City of Bristol, Tennessee
Mr. Metzger works on a variety of issues for the Bristol Metropolitan Planning Organization, such as long-range transportation planning and modeling. In his role as traffic engineer for the City of Bristol, Tennessee, his duties have included the development of Special Event traffic plans for a variety of events, such as parades, festivals, 5K runs, bicycle races, and over 130 races at Bristol Motor Speedway as part of teams including Public Works, Police, Fire/EMS, and event personnel, sometimes coordinating these Special Events over multiple jurisdictions and across state lines. He is also involved in the design and construction of public infrastructure components that aid in Special Event operations. He has a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering and an M.S. degree in Transportation Engineering, both from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and has been working in Bristol for over 34 years. He is a Fellow of ITE and holds P.E. certification in both Tennessee and Virginia.


The Tennessee Academy for Transportation Engineering (TATE) is an educational Program providing continuing education for engineers, planners, designers and technicians. The program focuses on the basic design of transportation facilities, the evaluation of traffic operations, and the collection of data to support various transportation studies. Successful completion of the required curricula of core and elective courses, confers TATE certification. For more information, contact Frank Brewer at 865-974-5255.


8:00 a.m.Registration
8:30 a.m.Introduction
8:45 a.m.Fundamental Concepts of Safety
9:30 a.m.Crash Records Management
10:15 a.m.Break
10:30 a.m.Identifying Hazardous Locations
12:00 p.m.Lunch (on your own)
1:00 p.m.Collision & Condition Diagrams
2:00 p.m.Identifying Counter-Measures
3:00 p.m.Break
3:15 p.m.Before-After Analysis
4:00 p.m.Adjourn
4:05 p.m.TATE Written Exam ( optional )*
 *For participants who want to receive credit for the course toward the Transportation Engineering Certificate.


The registration fee is $120 per person. A city or county employee is eligible for a TTAP scholarship registration fee of $45. TDOT employees must register through their local TDOT Training Office. The workshop fee includes ONLY materials and coffee breaks. NO LUNCH PROVIDED A course may be canceled if there is low enrollment. Forty-eight hours notice will be given to registrants if a course is canceled. Register early! Limited enrollment!

Register ONLINE here.


Register by fax or mail. Click here to download the brochure.