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Road Safety 365 (Everyday Safety for Local and Rural Roads) - Online Workshop

August 23, 2023

(10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time)

PDHs AVAILABLE

4 Professional Development Hours can be granted for this course. No partial credit available. Attendees must attend at least 90% of the webinar to get 4 PDHs.

Register ONLINE here.

OR:

Register by mail. Click here to download the brochure.

WHAT THIS IS ABOUT

This 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.

INSTRUCTOR

Todd Morrison, P.E.
Todd Morrison, P.E. is a road safety advocate as a speaker, workshop instructor, and online trainer. For the past fourteen years he has worked for numerous Local Technical Assistance Programs, Cities, Counties, Contractors, and DOT's. He has taught over 700 workshops and trained over 21,000 individuals. He retired from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet after serving in the Divisions of Construction, Maintenance and Traffic. At the Cabinet, he worked with environmental, work zone, construction and maintenance concerns as a Resident/Construction Engineer, Maintenance/Traffic Engineer, Environmental Coordinator, and as a Branch Manager for Maintenance and Operations. Todd served for two years as Kentucky's Safety Circuit Rider helping local agencies identify low-cost improvements to reduce crashes. He also served for two years as a Road Safety Subject Matter Expert for the Tribal Technical Assistance Program. Todd is an ATSSA certified Traffic Control Supervisor, Flagging Instructor, and Traffic Control Design Specialist.

AGENDA

  • Course Introduction
  • The Need for Road Safety Road Safety–Myth vs. Reality
  • Reading the Road-How You Can Help Improve Safety in Your Community
  • Making Roads Safer–A Process for Reducing Crashes

  • Identifying Opportunities for Making Roads Safer
  • Planning and Paying for Safety Improvements–How to do More with Less
  • Spreading the Word about Safety

REGISTRATION

The registration fee is $120 per person. Registration is free for TN city or county employees. TDOT employees must register through their local TDOT Training Office. 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 ONLINE here.

OR:

Register by mail. Click here to download the brochure.