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.
August 2020 – FoRRRwD Countermeasures: High Friction Surface Treatment (HFST) and Continuous Friction Measurement (CFM)
Tuesday, August 11, 2020 (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. This webinar focuses on the Proven Countermeasures pillar. State, local, and tribal agencies – come discover how HFST, a pavement safety treatment, can dramatically reduce roadway departure crashes associated with friction demand issues.
Speakers and Topics to be covered include:
- Jason Hershock, PennDOT, will discuss the HFST experience in Pennsylvania including manualapplications, winter road maintenance, local agency demonstrations, and bundling of sites to reducecosts. Benefit-Cost analysis and CMF development will also be presented.
- Andy Vandel, South Dakota DOT, will discuss South Dakota’s application of HFST to target the over-representation of roadway departure crashes at horizontal curves with winter road conditions as acontributing factor.
- Stephen Read, Virginia DOT, will provide an overview of Virginia’s experience with HFST and EdgarDeLeon, Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, will discuss the implementation of a PavementFriction Management Program (PFMP) using Continuous Friction Measurement (CFM) for VirginiaDOT.
August 2020 – The Importance of Transportation Safety in Rural America
Wednesday, August 11, 2020 (1:00 to 2:30 PM Mountain/3:00 PM to 4:30 PM Eastern)
Join Montana State University and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for a virtual summit. The webinar will educate state officials on resources available to rural areas and remind drivers of the importance of key safety behaviors, including wearing seat belts and obeying the speed limit. Montana State University will host the event, which will include remarks from: U.S. Senator Steve Daines, U.S. Representative Greg Gianforte, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao, NHTSA Deputy Administrator James Owens, Montana State University Vice President for Research Jason Carter, Western Transportation Institute Executive Director David Kack, and others. Register here.
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