No doubt you have been hearing the terms Safe System Approach and Traffic Safety Culture over the past few years, but are you also wondering:
- How to explain these terms to your peers and superiors?
- how these terms apply to your agency?
- how they fit with the work you do everyday?
- how they can help improve safety on a rural road?
If so, then this 6-part series is for you!
The Improving Rural Road Safety with the Safe System Approach 6-part webinar series will explore how a Safe System Approach (SSA) can be applied to rural areas, discuss strategies rural areas are already using that fit within a SSA, and identify additional SSA techniques that can be applied to improve rural road safety.
In Part 2 of the series, we focused on Safe Road Users.
Additional webinars will include Part 3: Safe Vehicles (September), Part 4: Safe Speeds (October), Part 5: Safe Roads (November), and Part 6: Post-Crash Care (December).
Part 2 Webinar Outcomes
At the conclusion of this webinar, participants were able to:
- Consider educational and marketing activities to support Safe Systems work.
- Apply lessons learned to build effective collaboration and coalitions to support Safe Systems Work, particularly public health partnerships.
- Better understand social behavioral change theories.
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.
- Joe Marek, Transportation Safety Program Manager, Clackamas County
Joseph Marek is the Transportation Safety Program Manager for Clackamas County in Northwest Oregon where he has lived and worked for 30 years. He oversees the traffic engineering group, Drive-to-Zero Program and the Motor Carrier Safety Program. Joe led the effort to create the County’s first Transportation Safety Action Plan (TSAP) which was adopted by the Board of County Commissioners in 2012. Clackamas County is the only county in Oregon with an adopted TSAP. The County’s unique approach has been one that has recognized that traffic crashes affect all departments in the County and a goal of Zero fatalities cannot be achieved unless the goal is embraced by the entire organization.
- Rob Sadowsky, Transportation Safety Outreach Coordinator, Clackamas County
Rob, Transportation Safety Outreach Coordinator, has more than thirty years of government and nonprofit experience in housing, economic development and alternative transportation. His work focuses on building a culture of safe driving in Clackamas County through marketing, outreach and policy work.
He has served as an executive director of The Street Trust in Portland, Oregon; the Active Transportation Alliance in Chicago; and the Chicago Mutual Housing Network. He conducts training and strategic planning workshops for emerging organizations. He is active in the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Council for the county and co-chairs its communications team. Rob serves as a board member of the Northeast Community Center.
- Abe Moland, Clackamas County
Abe has served as a Health and Transportation Impact Planner for Clackamas County for 2 ½ years. He works with the Public Health Division and Department of Transportation and Development to incorporate a ‘Health and Safety in All Policies’ approach into ongoing projects and processes. He graduated from Portland State University with Master’s degrees in Public Health and Urban and Regional Planning.