Thursday January 21, 2016 from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM MST
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Jaime Eidswick 
Rural Road Safety Center 

Application of Systemic Safety to a Non-Engineering Concern 

The National Center for Rural Road Safety (Safety Center) will be hosting a FREE, 1.5 hour online training event.  

This Safety Center sponsored webinar will provide a background on the rural safety problem and how the systemic safety approach is used to help address these problems. Some examples of systemic safety applications will be summarized and non-engineering application discussed. An overview of the High Five Rural Traffic Safety Project administered through the Iowa Governor's Traffic Safety Bureau (GTSB), a non-engineering application, will be provided. This project uses 10 years of crash data and seat belt compliance data to determine annually which five rural counties will receive additional funding in order to increase enforcement, engineering, and education related to traffic safety in those counties. This webinar will discuss how the project works, its ongoing outcomes, and how to develop a similar program in your area.

After the course, participants will have:

  • An understanding of the systemic safety approach (e.g., data collection, factor identification, and location prioritization) and how it applies to rural safety
  • Knowledge of a systemic safety case study focused on a non-engineering concern
  • Ability to develop a similar multi-disciplinary program that fits your situation

The course presenters include:

Pay Hoye, Bureau Chief of Iowa Governor's Traffic Safety Bureau

Nicole Oneyear, Institute for Transportation at Iowa State University

Nicole is a post-doctoral research at the Institute for Transportation whose research focuses on rural safety, automated enforcement and use of naturalistic driving data.

Keith Knapp, Institute for Transportation at Iowa State University

Keith Knapp is the Iowa Local Technical Asistance Program (LTAP) Director. He has more than 25 years of experience in transportation-related training, outreach/extension, and research. His research has focused on the safety and operational impacts of roadway design and environmental characteristics.

To register for the webinar, please click on the button below. Instructions on accessing the webinar will be sent after your registration is confirmed.