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Crash Risk Factors for Low-Volume Roads: an ODOT Case Study

April 2016 Webinar

Availability Status: Archived

  • Created: Monday March 21st, 2016
  • Source: Western Transportation Institute
  • Publishing Organization: Oregon Department of Transportation
  • Sponsored By:
  • Topic: Enforcement, Engineering
  • Sub-Topic: Crash Records, Low Cost Countermeasures, Safety Data, Systemic Safety
  • Skill Level: Basic
  • Sector: Local, State, Federal, Tribal
  • Profession: Engineers, Enforcement, Planners
  • Training Format: Training Webinar
  • Duration: 1.5 Hours

Description/Learning Outcomes:

The National Center for Rural Road Safety (Safety Center) hosted a FREE, 1.5-hour online webinar. 

Webinar Description

This webinar providee information on:

  • A proposed methodology and tool to objectively determine the potential crash risk for low-volume road segments using road geometry and roadside feature characteristics combined with crash history and traffic exposure
  • Low-cost safety countermeasures that are most applicable to low-volume roads

Webinar Outcomes

At the conclusion of this webinar, participants were able to:

  • Identify road geometry characteristics and roadside features that may correspond to increased crash risk.
  • Select certain road characteristics that influence a resulting crash risk using the Oregon risk index developed in the project.
  • Identify low-cost safety countermeasures that may be most applicable to low-volume roads.
  • Identify how this approach could be reproduced and/or tailored for participant’s agency.

Course Presenter

The presenter was Levi Ewan, Research Engineer, Western Transportation Institute. Levi holds a Master’s degree in Civil Engineering from Montana State University, and is a registered professional engineer in the state of Montana.  He has seven years of transportation research expertise focused on Safety and Operations projects as well as ITS applications.