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Overview

Road safety audit and inspections serve the common purpose of identifying risk factors related to road design or traffic control that may lead to crashes, or make crashes more severe. In many cases, they also assist network highway operators and city traffic departments in identifying engineering weaknesses and hazardous locations, even in the absence of robust traffic injury data.

Almost 85% of countries surveyed by the World Health Organization currently report implementing road safety audits or inspections, and it is important for all road safety professionals to understand how to design and implement them correctly for maximum safety benefits.

The lectures will be taught over a three-week period with live 2-hour on-line sessions held Monday through Thursday. Upon completion of the training program, the IRF will administer an on-line knowledge test. Participants with a score of 80% of the exam will be awarded with a certificate verifying their successful completion of the course. Participants will also be given the opportunity to apply for the IRF Road Safety Professional Credentials.

Why Online?

  • Earn 16 Professional Development Hours
  • Expert training by professionals for Professionals: access IRF’s unique curriculum and lectures
  • developed by world-class specialists
  • Accelerated learning processes: get up to speed and gain new insights in less time and with no travel constraints
  • Full access to learning materials and session recordings
  • Small classrooms & scheduled One-on-One sessions with instructors
  • Self-paced options available
  • Interactive group projects and case studies
  • Receive IRF Certification

Learning Objectives

  • Focus on road deficiencies that lead to severe and fatal injuries
  • Understand at which stages and how to conduct road safety audits
  • Understand the benefits, resources and legal issues associated with road safety audits
  • Identify data sources available to support the work of road safety auditors
  • Use advanced methods to forecast and analyse traffic safety conditions
  • Learn how to present findings to decision makers and make a compelling case for safety investments
  • Learn how to prioritize audit findings within a set investment budget

Target Audience

  • National Road & Transport Agency Executives
  • Highway Engineers and Managers
  • Federal and State Road Safety Agencies
  • Road Safety Professionals
  • Private Consultants & Contractors

The lectures will be taught over a three-week period with live 2-hour on-line sessions held Monday through Thursday. Upon completion of the training program, the IRF will administer an on-line knowledge test. Participants with a score of 80% of the exam will be awarded with a certificate verifying their successful completion of the course. Participants will also be given the opportunity to apply for the IRF Road Safety Professional Credentials.

Executive Vice President, IRF
Michael G. Dreznes

Michael G. Dreznes assumed his current position of Executive Vice-President of the International Road Federation (IRF) in February of 2012. Dreznes has spent the last thirty –four years working to make the roads safer around the world. He is recognized as one of the world’s leading specialists on roadside safety promoting the concept of “Forgiving Roads,” and has conducted multiple road safety training seminars on roadside safety, work zone safety, vulnerable user safety and road safety audit in more than sixty countries around the world. Dreznes served as the Co-Chairman of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) AFB20 (2) Roadside Safety SubCommittee on International Research Activities for eighteen years from 2001 to 2019. Dreznes is the Co-Chairman of the United Nations Road Safety Collaboration (UNRSC) Decade of Action Pillar 2: Safer Roads and Mobility Project Group, and a member of the PIARC Road Safety Technical Committee 3.2 Design and Operation of Safer Road Infrastructure. In January 2015, Dreznes was named the winner of the TRB AFB20 Roadside Safety Design Kenneth Stonex Lifetime Achievement Award. In September 2020, Dreznes was presented the Puerto Rico Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP) 2020 Road Safety International Ambassador Award.

CEO, FireSeeds North
Dr. Craig Milligan

Expert road safety engineer applying a proactive and safe systems approach to vision zero. Current chair of TAC Road Safety Standing Committee. Completed road safety audits for more than $6B of urban and rural road projects at all stages (conceptual design, preliminary design, detailed design, work zone, and pre-opening) covering complex intersections, freeways, bridges, interchanges, and cycling facilities. Road Safety Audit Instructor and Certification Experience Reviewer for the International Road Federation.
Completed in-service road safety reviews of 170 intersections and 4000 km of highway in six countries. Specialized in diagnostics, countermeasure selection, HSM predictive methods, and video conflict analysis.

Completed updates of 10 road safety technical guidelines. Developed safety performance functions and/or network screening tools for four agencies. Authored over 30 road safety publications in top journals and conference proceedings.

Co-Founder and CEO of MicroTraffic, applying the science of surrogate safety to proactively generate intersection risk profiles from overhead traffic video. Emphasis on safe systems diagnostics, injury biomechanics, risk benchmarking, and network-scale applications to augment existing HSM methods.

John Aldridge

John’s expertise includes Road Safety Audit and Inspections, Road Safety Strategy documents, crash investigation and analysis, development of road safety engineering measures, manuals and road safety policy. In addition to completing capacity building for Client staff in Road Safety Audit and road safety services, John has conducted Road Safety Audits on many international projects. Recently this has included projects in Antigua, Ukraine, Albania, Belarus and Montenegro. In recent years John has completed Road Safety Audits throughout the Balkans, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Uganda, Tonga, Moldova, Ireland and the UK.

Shaun Lennard

Shaun is recognised globally for his experience and expertise in motorcycle safety. He holds a Certificate in Road Safety Audit, Investigation and Treatment of Crash Locations from the Queensland University of Technology, and is an IRF-certified Safe Roads by Design Practitioner. He has also been a motorcycle rider for more than 35 years. His area of specialisation is making roads safer for motorcyclists.
Shaun was closely involved with the development of the Austroads' report AP-R515-16, "Infrastructure Improvements to Reduce Motorcycle Casualties". He is a member of the Australasian College of Road Safety and of the US Transportation Research Board's sub-committee on international research activities into roadside safety design.

Radoslaw Czapski

Radek has over twenty years of experience in infrastructure, technical assistance and consultancy projects in Central Europe. He has been involved in a number of projects in transport infrastructure focusing on road safety, roads and railways, municipal infrastructure and services involving also public private partnerships and project finance mechanisms. During his professional career he was involved in the preparation and implementation of infrastructure investments, as well as studies and technical assistance projects for a number of public and private sector entities in Poland, Romania, Croatia, Ukraine and other countries.

Computer Requirements

Operating System
Windows 7 - Windows 10, Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks), macOS Catalina (10.15), Linux, Google Chrome OS, Android OS 5 (Lollipop) - Android 9 (Pie), iOS 10 - iOS 12, Windows Phone 8+, Windows 8RT+

Web browser
Google Chrome (most recent 2 versions)
Mozilla Firefox (most recent 2 versions)
Internet Explorer v11 (with Adobe Flash if running Windows 7)
Apple Safari (most recent 2 versions)
Microsoft Edge (most recent 2 versions)

Internet connection
1 Mbps or better (broadband recommended)

Hardware
2GB of RAM (minimum), 4GB or more of RAM (recommended)
Microphone and speakers (USB headset recommended)

Details

Start:
November 2
End:
November 12
Venue:
Online Training
Address:
Online Training,
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Phone:
+1 703 535 1001
Event Type:
Cost:
IRF MEMBERS
$1,700

NON MEMBERS
$2,000

GROUP RATE
$1,400 ((Groups of 3 or more)

IFIs, US State DOTs & City Officials
$1,000

16 Professional Development Hours

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Organizer:
Brendan Halleman
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