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Road Safety 365 (Everyday Safety for Local and Rural Roads)

When - Where

January 12, 2018

(8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time)
ORNL Hardin Valley Campus 2nd floor meeting room
(formerly NTRC)
2360 Cherahala Blvd.
Knoxville, TN  37932
Tel: 865-946-1500 for directions

Register ONLINE here.

OR:

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

WHAT THIS IS ABOUT

This one-day workshop focuses on opportunities for incorporating safety into the design and operation of local and rural road projects. Roadway safety is a priority that should be included in the traditional decision-making process, not just on special occasions or when problems occur, but 365 days a year.

This workshop stresses the importance of road safety, and illustrates how it can be integrated into rural/local transportation projects at all stages: planning, design, development, implementation, operations, and maintenance. The emphasis is on operations and maintenance to reflect the predominant, day-to-day responsibilities of rural/local transportation agencies. Safety concepts are presented using real-world examples and activities that allow students to apply these concepts in the classroom.

After completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the need for making roads safer
  • Separate safety myths from reality
  • Demonstrate how to "read the road"
  • Describe practical and low-cost countermeasures to improve safety, both on existing roads and during the design stage
  • Identify ways to plan, implement, and fund low-cost safety measures.
  • Access existing resources to find the answer and/or data to address a question or problem that comes up on the job
  • Identify effective ways of encouraging communities to make their roads safer
  • Create an action list for implementing at least one safety improvement at their local agency

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

This workshop is aimed primarily at local and rural road and/or public works supervisors. Elected officials, public safety advocates, state DOT personnel, enforcement, consultants, contractors, development districts, local planning commissions and MPOs would also greatly benefit from the Road Safety 365 workshop. While road safety concepts are presented at an introductory level, the workshop may also serve as a refresher for experienced road safety professionals.

INSTRUCTORS

Matthew A. Cate, P.E.
Mr. Cate is the Director of TTAP and a research staff member at the University of Tennessee's Center for Transportation Research and serves as the Technical Assistance Coordinator for TTAP. He holds both B.S. and M.S. degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of Tennessee. Mr. Cate has over twenty years of research and practical experience in the areas of highway safety and traffic operations.

Airton G. Kohls, Ph.D.
Dr. Kohls is a Research Associate at the University of Tennessee's Center for Transportation Research. He holds a B.S., M.S. and a Ph.D. degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Tennessee. He has twelve years of practical experience in Traffic Engineering with both public and private agencies. Dr. Kohls serves as an Adjunct Assistant Professor with the University of Tennessee, Department of Civil Engineering, teaching Traffic Engineering Operations.

PDHs AVAILABLE

6 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) can be granted for this course.

AGENDA

8:00 a.m. Course Introduction
8:30 a.m. The Need for Road Safety
9:15 am Road Safety-Myth vs. Reality
9:55 am Break
10:05 am Reading the Road-How You Can Help Improve Safety in Your Community
10:35 Making Roads Safer - A Process for Reducing Crashes
11:30 am Lunch (on your own)
1:00 pm Making Roads Safer (cont.)
1:50 pm Group Activity-Identifying Opportunities for Making Roads Safer
2:25 pm Planning and Paying for Safety Improvements-How to do More with Less
2:55 pm BREAK
3:15 pm Spreading the Word about Safety
4:00 p.m. Course Discussion and Wrap Upshop may also serve as a refresher for experienced road safety professionals.


REGISTRATION

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.

OR:

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