This page provides details and registration links for the Safety Center’s upcoming trainings including both webinars and in-person trainings. As the registration for a particular training opens, it will be listed on this page. Once the training has been completed, please visit our Archived Safety Center Trainings page to find the training archives and streaming links.
Safety Center Webinar Series
The National Center for Rural Road Safety (Safety Center) will host a FREE, 1-1.5 hour webinar series monthly.
April 2021 – FoRRRwD: You Have Crash Data, Now What?
Thursday, April 8, 2021 (11:00 AM to 1:00 PM Mountain/1:00 PM to 3:00 PM Eastern)
An FHWA EDC-5 Webinar in collaboration with NLTAPA and the National Center for Rural Road Safety. Rural roadway departures make up a third of U.S. traffic fatalities—about 30 people a day. The Every Day Counts round five (EDC-5) initiative, Focus on Reducing Rural Roadway Departures (FoRRRwD), features four pillars: Addressing All Public Roads, Systemic Approach, Safety Action Plans, and Proven Countermeasures. This webinar focuses on the Systemic Approach pillar.
Presenters and Topics:
- Matthew Enders, WSDOT, will discuss how Washington DOT/LTAP has provided data assistance to local agencies to identify and target crashes.
- Jerry Roche, FHWA and Jeff Gooch, VHB, will provide an overview of the FHWA Crash Tree Maker tool followed by a demonstration.
- Jennifer Bleiholder, ALDOT, will discuss the Alabama DOT experience with the FHWA Crash Tree Maker.
Registration: Participants must register in advance at http://connectdot.connectsolutions.com/e0q3qd2c5u8p/event/registration.html Space is limited. Please register as soon as possible. Download the flyer here.
April 2021 – Roadkill Observation and Data System (ROaDS) Project: Streamlining Animal-Vehicle Collision Data Collection
Tuesday, April 13, 2021 (11:00 AM to 12:30 PM Mountain/1:00 PM to 2:30 PM Eastern)
This webinar will feature an overview of the recently completed Phase 3 of a wildlife-vehicle collision (WVC) data collection system called ROaDS (Roadkill Observation and Data System). ROaDS is supported by the National Center for Rural Road Safety, the Department of Interior’s (DOI’s) US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and National Park Service (NPS). It was developed in coordination with the Western Transportation Institute at Montana State University, Bozeman as a user-friendly tool to efficiently and effectively collect information on vehicular crashes with large-bodied wildlife for both motorist safety and conservation purposes. Equally important, it records information on carcasses of medium- and smaller-sized fauna relevant to the Federal Land Management Agencies’ (FLMAs’) conservation missions. It also documents locations where animals are alive next to, or successfully crossing, roads. To register for this webinar, click here.
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