Safety Fundamentals Webinar Series

By Ms. Pamela Goodell posted 04-05-2017 05:51 PM


This 9-part webinar series, developed by the ITE Transportation Safety Council,  focuses on critical aspects of road safety as part of ITE's continued emphasis on Vision Zero and its goal to reduce and eventually eliminate fatalities. Presented by experts in their field, this series will have topics appropriate for transportation professionals and others at different career points. There is a suite of introductory webinars for those not familiar with road user safety as well as modules discussing safety evaluations and safety for all road users. 

Recordings of individual webinars will be available for anyone who purchases the entire 9-part course. You will have 30 days once the recording is shared to watch the recording. 

Perspectives and Trends in Highway
April 5, 3:00-4:30 p.m. EDT
This webinar provides an overview of the evolution safety in the US along with crash fatality and injury trends and safety culture in this country and other highly motorized countries.  It will also provide an overview of current US safety efforts and look ahead to the future of safety with initiatives such as Vision Zero, Towards Zero Deaths, autonomous vehicles etc. Register here

Basics of Road Safety

April 11, 3:00-4:30 p.m. EDT
Webinar participants learn the background and understanding of the E's of safety and an overview of safety terminology, Haddon Matrix, integrated safety management processes/program, proactive versus reactive safety programs, as well as incorporating safety into all stages of the life cycle of a transportation facility. Register here
Introduction to Road Safety Programs
April 20, 3:00-4:30 p.m. EDT
This webinar provides the participant with the background regarding the current state-of-the-practice related to widely-used road safety program components. Content covers network screening concepts, primary safety software applications, in-service safety reviews, safety audits, and the evaluation of safety improvements/projects including collision modification factors (CMFs). Register here
Introduction to Traffic Safety Data
May 11, 3:00-4:30 p.m. EDT
Participants will gain an understanding of the importance of data for defining and pinpointing safety issues as well as the interrelationships between components of traffic records systems. The content starts with a brief introduction to various data requirements for different types of safety analyses (e.g. network screening, SPF, and CMF development, cost of collisions, and benefit-cost analysis). This will be followed by some key considerations in collecting and maintaining quality data sets. Lastly, examples will be provided of how traffic safety data is applied. Register here
Introduction to Quantitative Safety Analysis
May 25, 3:00-4:30 p.m. EDT          
This webinar provides the professionals with the introductory knowledge of the methodologies and tools used in the quantitative evaluation processes of highway networks and projects. Highway Safety Manual Part B, "Roadway Safety Management Process," and Part C, "Predictive Method," are introduced and major components of these parts are reviewed. Project ranking, crash patterns, countermeasure selection, and economic appraisal from Part B and basics of crash prediction models from Part C are the main items introduced in this webinar. Register here
Safety Considerations in Transportation Planning
June 8, 3:00-4:30 p.m. EDT
This webinar provides the background and an overview for incorporating safety in the planning process. The webinar defines transportation safety planning and its various approaches to integrate substantive safety into the decision making process. Register here

Introduction to the Road Environment
June 22, 3:00-4:30 p.m. EDT          
This webinar provides insight on how road environment influences on its safety performance. Presenters discuss roadway function and how it is used in roadway design and considered in planning for safety performance along with other considerations, such as design and speed zoning, horizontal and vertical alignment, horizontal curves, vertical alignment, cross-section, functional area, intersection approaches, auxiliary lanes, traffic control, and multimodal considerations.  Register here
Introduction to Human Factors
June 29, 3:00-4:30 p.m. EDT           
This webinar provides an introduction to the field of human factors as it relates to human behavior, roadway design, and safety, as well as human characteristics as they relate to the driving task. This webinar also discusses countermeasures based on driver behavior that have been shown to be effective in improving safety. Register here.
Safety for All Road Users
July 20, 3:00-4:30 p.m. EDT  
This webinar provides an introduction to explicit consideration of the safety of all road users. Content will include multimodal and complete streets considerations, and safety assessment initiative/programs related to pedestrians, bicycles, transit users, and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements. Register here.
  • Individual webinars: $99 ITE member; $149 non-member 
  • Webinar series: $599 ITE member; $899 non-member 
There is a 30% savings if you register for the entire series over purchasing the 9 webinars individually.
  • To register for an individual webinar, click on the "register here" at the end of each description above.
  • To register for the series, click here.