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Safer Roads By Design™ Across Six Continents


The “Safer Roads By Design™: Across Six Continents Seminar” is one of the most comprehensive road safety training programs in the world. Experts from a variety of countries will present the best practices along with state of the art technologies in Roadside Safety, Work Zone Safety, Vulnerable User Safety, Traffic Management and Road Safety Audits over a ten day period. The purpose of this training program is to assist road authorities and help them understand what can be done to meet their Decade of Action commitment to reduce fatalities by 50 percent by 2020. The training program will focus on: Roadside Safety, Work Zone Safety, Vulnerable User Safety, and Road Safety Audits.

Roadside Safety

Attendees will be exposed to all aspects of Roadside Safety, including longitudinal barriers, crash cushions, terminals, and transitions. They will be introduced to the existing products, and they will be taught the importance of site specific data to determine the most appropriate product for a particular application.

Upon completion of the Roadside Safety training, attendees will have a clear understanding of methods to identify dangerous roadside hazards and will understand how to choose the correct option to correct the situation. They will be aware of the best practices and state of the art technologies that could be used to make roadsides safer.

Work Zone Safety

Work Zone Safety will be discussed in detail. Attendees will learn how to design a safe work zone along with becoming familarized with the newest technologies in work zone safety. How to use positive protection, truck mounted attenuators, dynamic, variable message signs, and flagger training will be among the topics discussed.

Upon completion of the Work Zone Safety training, attendees will be aware of MUTCD recommended procedures to design safe work zones while being exposed to different technologies and methodologies that could be used to make work zones safer.

Vulnerable User Safety

Vulnerable User Safety is a significant issue for many countries, especially in developing countries. This seminar will discuss the reasons pedestrians, bicyclists, motorcyclists, public transportation vehicles, and non-motorized vehicles are involved in impacts that result in serious injuries and even fatalities. The corrective actions that can be taken to reduce these impacts will be discussed in detail.

Upon completion of the Vulnerable User Safety training, the attendees will understand the issues facing pedestrian, bicyclist, motorcyclist, public transport and non-motorized vehicle safety. Attendees will be presented different strategies that could be used to improve safety for all vulnerable users.

Road Safety Audits

Road Safety Audits are required in many countries and their use is becoming more popular every day. Attendees will be introduced to the concept of road safety audit and taught how to create a road safety audit team. Attendees will participate in an actual road safety audit as a part of the seminar along with being taught how to prepare a road safety audit report and how to present it to the road authorities.

Upon completion of the Road Safety Audit training, attendees will have an understanding of what a road safety audit is, the different stages of road safety audits, how to create a road safety audit team and how to conduct a road safety audit. Attendees will comprehend the steps involved to organize and implement an effective road safety audit.

Traffic Management

Road design and traffic management have direct impact on a motorist’s safety. A good integration of different traffic management strategies including intersection control, coupled with sound facility design can make the motorist’s driving task easier. The utilization of roundabouts has proven to effectively enhance capacity as well as motorist’s safety at road junctions.

Upon completion of the Traffic Management training, attendees will have a clear understanding of the strong link between the different aspects of traffic operations of the road and the safety of the motorists. Attendees will learn how junctions are designed and controlled, how much capacity and safety roundabouts offer motorists, how to collect data to assess performance of roads, and how technology can be utilized to enhance operations and safety of roads.

This Seminar is Ideal for:

  • Road Authorities
  • Concessionaires
  • Road Design Consultants
  • Contractors
  • Distributors
  • Representatives
  • Maintenance Personnel
  • Law Enforcement
  • Academia

For more information contact: Magid Elabyad Email: melabyad@IRF.global Phone: +1 703 535 1001

Michael Dreznes /  Executive Vice President, International Road Federation

speaker-mike-dreznesMichael Dreznes assumed his current position of Executive Vice President of the International Road Federation in February 2012. Prior to accepting his position at the IRF, Dreznes was Vice President of Barrier Systems Inc. for four years. He served as the Deputy Director General of the Washington Program Center of the International Road Federation from July 2006 to February 2008. He worked as Vice President of Marketing and International Operations at Quixote Corporation (Energy Absorption Systems, Inc.) for 20 years, beginning in 1986. Dreznes has spent the last 26 years working to make the roads safer around the world. He is recognized as one of the world’s leading experts on roadside safety promoting the concept of “Forgiving Highways,” and has conducted multiple road safety training seminars in more than 50 countries around the world.


K. Craig Allred

Craig-Allred-Photo-Color112x174K. Craig Allred has been a Transportation Specialist on the Safety and Design Team, FHWA Resource Center, Lakewood, Colorado since 2004. His responsibilities include the advancement of the strategic goals and objectives of the Federal Highway Administration by providing expert technical assistance to FHWA Division Offices and their partners. Allred is also assists Headquarters Program Offices to disseminate new policies, technologies, and techniques. Prior to this, Allred was U S DOT Public Safety Coordinator, Joint Program Office, Intelligent Transportation Systems, ITS, and Transportation Specialist, Office of Safety at US FHWA, Washington DC. In addition to his involvement with US FHWA, Allred served as Director of the

Director of Utah Highway Safety, Utah Department of Public Safety, Salt Lake City, Utah. His
accomplishments included: two term Chairman, three term Vice-Chairman, three term Board Member of the Governors Highway Safety Association. Instructor and Master Trainer for the Nation Highway Institute, Traffic Safety Institute, and International Association of Chiefs of Police. Internationally, Allred has worked on Road Safety Audit teams in Qatar, and taught workshops in Mexico, Barbados and Tanzania.

John R. Blinstrub

John-Blinstrub112x174For over 31 years, from 1979 until his retirement from state service in 2010, Blinstrub worked for the New York State Thruway Authority, the longest Interstate toll road in the USA. Blinstrub was known as the Thruway’s Roadside Safety Specialist. Headquartered out of Albany, Blinstrub traveled statewide along the Thruway from New York City to Albany to Syracuse to Buffalo and south to the Pennsylvania line. He was responsible for assuring that all Thruway designers, engineering consultants, contractors and maintenance forces developed, constructed and maintained the Thruway roadside, safety appurtenances, and work zones to the most current Federal, State and Thruway standards. Blinstrub is knowledgeable in the concepts of the AASHTO Roadside Design Guide and the New York State Department of Transportation Highway Design Manual, Chapter 10, Roadside Safety and Appurtenance Design.

Arthur M. Dinitz

Arthur-M-Dinitz-112x174Dinitz has been actively engaged in the introduction and development of roadway safety products, specialized materials and other products utilizing new technology in the transportation construction field since founding Transpo Industries in 1968. When the National Academy of Science TRB Committee presented the Kenneth A. Stonex National Roadside Safety Award to Dinitz in 2006, they said “This award is in recognition and appreciation of almost four decades of services to and leadership of the roadside safety community.”



David Krahulec

david-krahule-112x174David Krahulec has been Vice President and COO of Horizon Signal Technologies since 2002. He serves as an influential member of the IRF, ATSSA, ARTBA, and NEMA. He has been committed to work zone safety for over twenty years. Krahulec’s efforts have brought visibility to the importance of using life saving, state-of-the art, best practices in work zone safety throughout the United States, Canada and Latin America.




Dane Ismart

speaker-dane-ismartDane Ismart has a BSCE degree from Georgia Tech and MSCE degree from the University of
Minnesota. He was with the Federal Highway Administration for 26 years and held positions as an area engineer, research engineer, urban planner, and intermodal team leader. During the last 14 years Ismart has served as a senior associate with the Louis Berger Group and has recently conducted a series of research projects on traffic modeling and operations. Ismart’s FHWA research includes the development of primers for application of traffic engineering simulation software, evaluating and developing techniques to reduce business impacts due to traffic construction, and examining methods to reduce traffic congestion on the Washington DC Beltway. He is a senior instructor for NHI, TxDOT, McTrans, and the LTAP Centers for Virginia and Maryland. His seminars include instructions on traffic engineering, travel demand forecasting, innovative financing, access management, highway capacity analysis, site impact, and the Federal-aid process. Recently he was selected as the lead instructor for the Highways for LIFE seminars on innovative techniques for construction and maintenance of traffic, and conducted regional seminars for FHWA’s Bottleneck Initiative to identify and to eliminate recurring and non-recurring congestion.


Hotel Information

hyatt place orlando/universal

5895 Caravan Court
Orlando, Florida, USA, 32819
Tel: +1 407 351 0627
Fax: +1 407 351 3317
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Seats for 3SRDA6C will fill up quickly so register today.

OPTION 1: Seven days of training on Roadside Safety, Work Zone Safety, Vulnerable User Safety, Road Safety Audit and Traffic Management starting on Monday morning February 17 and ending on Tuesday afternoon February 25.  The basic fee includes a hotel room for ten nights plus nine breakfasts and lunches plus the group dinner.  No training is scheduled over the weekend.

  •  US$5,500 for IRF Members
  •  US$6,200 for Non-IRF Members


OPTION 2: Five days of training on Roadside Safety, Work Zone Safety, Vulnerable User Safety, and Road Safety Audit starting on Monday morning February 17 and ending on Friday afternoon February 21.  The basic fee includes a hotel room for six nights as well as five breakfasts and lunches plus one group dinner.  OPTION 2 is designed to make it possible for attendees to combine this training with a visit to ATSSA’S 44th Annual Convention & Traffic Expo in San Antonio, Texas, which will run from Sunday February 23 thru Tuesday February 25.

  • US$5,000 for IRF Members
  • US$5,700 for Non-IRF Members