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Collaborating with Law Enforcement to Reach Zero

August 2017 Webinar

Availability Status: Archived

Description/Learning Outcomes:

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

Webinar Description
This webinar provided an overview of the ways that transportation agencies can work with law enforcement to assist with efforts to reach zero fatalities. Law enforcement is a KEY safety stakeholder and efforts by both law enforcement officials and transportation practitioners would be even more effective through coordination and collaboration.

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

  • Restate the idea of Towards Zero Deaths and Road to Zero
  • Summarize the importance of law enforcement in crash reporting
  • Illustrate how to incorporate law enforcement into the planning process
  • Identify collaboration opportunities for public awareness

Target Audience
This training was directed towards a very broad safety audience including, but not limited to, law enforcement, planners, engineers, first responders, elected officials, public health, tourism agencies, and safety culture experts. Participants should have some basic familiarity with transportation safety.

Course Presenters

Bill Beans, Program Manager at MBO Engineering
Bill Beans is a Program Manager with MBO Engineering and an adjunct instructor with the Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation (CAIT) at Rutgers University. Prior to joining MBO Engineering, he was the Manager of New Jersey DOT’s Bureau of Safety Program and Crash Records unit. His background includes the use, development, and improvement of crash data, data systems and safety programs. Bill has extensive experience with improving integration, uniformity, completeness, access, accuracy and timeliness of traffic records data across various state and private agency data systems. He also oversaw the creation of New Jersey’s Data Warehouse for the integration of Crash, EMS, FARS and MV data systems for the state of New Jersey.

Bill has been working with police for over a decade on understanding the importance of the NJTR-1 vehicular crash report form and how to improve data collection. Through this association with law enforcement, Bill has gained extensive knowledge of Title 39 of the NJSA, Motor Vehicle Code, understanding law enforcement processes and procedures related to gathering and processing data at crash scenes.

Joseph Weiss, Transportation Safety Analyst at the Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation at Rutgers University
Joseph Weiss is a Transportation Safety Analyst at the Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation at Rutgers University. There, he conducts comprehensive analyses to support decision making processes and reports on trends seen in motor vehicle crashes in New Jersey. Prior to joining CAIT, Joseph was the Operations Director for a Transportation Management Association in Northwest New Jersey, where he managed safety program development, community outreach and engagement efforts.

Joseph received his Bachelor’s Degree in Transportation Planning, as well as a GIS Certification from DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois. Since then, he has acquired over 9 years of planning and analytical experience in transportation safety within the Public, Non-Profit and Private sectors. Joseph was the recipient of the Top 40-Under-40 Award from the Association for Commuter Transportation (ACT) for his professional achievements and dedication to transportation alternatives.

Craig Allred, Transportation Specialist at FHWA Resource Center
Craig Allred is a Transportation Specialist assigned to the FHWA Resource Center on the Safety and Design Team, working with Road Safety Audits, Designing and Planning for Pedestrian Safety, Automated Enforcement, Speed Management, ITS and Safety and Older Drivers.  Craig has conducted over 650 RSAs and or Workshops during the past 12 years.  Allred has presented in 50 states and territories and in several countries across the world. He has worked in the Office of Safety and in the Intelligent Transportation Systems, Joint Program Office, (JPO), as the Public Safety Coordinator.

Previously, Craig served in law enforcement for twenty-five years before retiring. During his law enforcement career, he served in the training division, headed a national program of increasing law enforcements use and enforcement of occupant protective devices, and as the Director in the Utah Department of Public Safety. Allred has been a member of and involved in the International Association of Chiefs of Police and the Highway Safety Committee since 1991.