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Road Safety Audits: From Concept to Results

Feb 6, 2023 - Feb 16, 2023

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. This course includes access to the IRF Road Safety Audit Team Leader Certification Program. This course will be delivered by instructors from the MicroTraffic road safety team with select guest speakers. IRF Global is now recognized as an approved training provider by the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (CIHT), a respected professional body that provides transportation professionals with recognition, support and business insights to accelerate their careers and influence the future of the sector.

Why Online?

  • Earn 20 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

Format

The lectures will be taught over a two-week period with live 2,5-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.

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 analyze 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 two-week period with live 2,5-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. [blank h=”30″] [/blank] [sched sidebar="yes" url="//roadsafetyauditsfromconcept2022a.sched.com/"]View the Road Safety Audits: From Concept to Results schedule & directory.[/sched]

LEAD INSTRUCTOR

Managing Director, Fireseeds North Infrastructure 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.

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ASSOCIATE INSTRUCTOR

Director, Transportation Safety; Assistant Vice President, WSP Andrew H. Ceifetz, PE, RSP₂I

Andrew is WSP USA’s director for transportation safety and serves as a focal point for WSP’s national practice in highway safety, providing technical leadership and support at the national-scale in research, development, implementation, and training of highway safety-related policies, planning, data-driven analyses, safety management systems, safety performance management, and other emerging issues.

As an engineer he has helped agencies large and small identify, quantify, understand, prioritize, and counter safety concerns in proposed projects and existing networks, with the consideration – and for the benefit – of all users. He has a broad range of experience in roadway safety, traffic data and safety analysis, design, transportation engineering, and inspection across the U.S. and Canada. A member of TRB’s Standing Committees on Tort Liability and Risk Management (AJL70) and Low-Volume Roads (AKD30), Andrew also sits on multiple NCHRP and BTSCRP Project Panels regarding safety, driver behavior, and collaboration between state, MPO, and local agencies. Andrew serves as co-chair of the Traffic Safety Engineering Action Team for Michigan’s Governor’s Traffic Safety Advisory Commission and he developed the Highway Safety Manual spreadsheet tool used by the Michigan DOT. Andrew has led more than 60 Road Safety Audits in the US and Canada and has developed and led trainings for Road Safety Audits, the Highway Safety Manual, Performance Based Maintenance, and safety reviews for hundreds of MDOT and Local Agency Staff. [blank h=”30″] [/blank]

ASSOCIATE INSTRUCTOR

Director of Transportation Engineering, True North Safety Group Pedram Izadpanah, P.Eng., Ph.D.

Pedram Izadpanah, Ph.D., P. Eng., is the Director of Transportation with TNS Group. He has more than 18 years of experience in traffic engineering and road safety in Canada and the U.S. Pedram has in all aspects of the road safety management process, including the development of safety performance functions and network screening, road safety audits, in-service road safety reviews, and economic appraisal of countermeasures. He has developed several road authorities in Canada to develop road safety strategic plans (Vision Zero and otherwise). His strength is to utilize transportation data and new technologies in assisting road authorities in decision making.

Pedram has authored in full or partially manuals and guidelines including Ontario Traffic Manual Books (7, 11, 12, and 15), the ITE Before and After Studies in Road Safety, the FHWA Signalized Intersections Informational Guide, the MTO Guidelines for Operational Performance Review, and the TAC Defining and Measuring Urban Congestion.

Pedram has taught traffic engineering and road safety at McMaster University and the University of Waterloo for the past 7 years. He has extensive experience in teaching road safety principles via digital media and classroom settings to professionals with a varying knowledge of road safety as part of his daily responsibilities at TNS.

Pedram was the co-chair of the Workshop and Knowledge Development Subcommittee of the TAC Road Safety Standing Committee (RSSC) from 2014 to 2019 where he assisted in organizing more than 6 workshops and panel discussions in road safety including Vision Zero best practices. He is the past chair of the TAC Road Safety Committee (RSC) and an adjunct professor at the University of Waterloo, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. He is currently the Vice President of ITE Canada.

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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) >