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Sharing the Road with Slow Moving Vehicles (SMVs)

April 2018 Webinar

Availability Status: Archived

Description/Learning Outcomes:

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

Webinar Description
In this webinar, you were provided with an overview of slow moving vehicle related issues to include agricultural vehicles, horse and buggies, bicycles, parade/funeral vehicles, etc. 

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

  • Recognize law enforcement challenges with various SMV operations, investigations, and legal definitions
  • Appreciate the importance of the SMV triangle emblem display
  • Identify the various SMV types and their vulnerabilities to crashes including bicycles
  • Have an awareness of the “plain people” culture and population centers in USA
  • Value the SMV operator’s responsibilities to transportation safety
  • Understand the impact of traffic control devices and SMV crash investigations
  • Know why “sharing the road” with SMV’s promotes safety
  • Case review of a major SMV crash that killed and injured several

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 had some basic familiarity with transportation safety. 

Course Presenter

Sheriff Ron Spike, Yates County Sheriff

Sheriff Spike has been in law enforcement for 47 years and the last 27 years as the elected Sheriff of Yates County New York operating a full service agency with county police, corrections, and 911 dispatchers. He is the Chairman of the NYS Municipal Police Training Council (POST). He is on the Executive Board of the National Sheriffs’ Association, and is a frequent instructor for Sheriffs, and other elected officials in New York State on contemporary public safety administration topics. Yates County has approx. 3,000 old order Mennonites within its population, grape growing for wineries and agriculture commerce.