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