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Overview

Road safety projects often must compete for funding. Sometimes it is for a grant application process, and other times a road authority simply wants to prioritize use of its own funds for maximum impact. After projects are done, there are questions about whether the money spent achieved the desired outcomes.
This course introduces scientific principles for forecasting the benefits of road safety projects. The goal is to estimate and defend reductions in fatalities and serious injuries, to assign dollar valuations to proposed improvements, and to compare these benefits to project or program costs. After projects are completed, a good observational before-after study can evaluate interventions and generate learnings that feedback into the next forecast.

The course will primarily focus on predictive techniques in the AASHTO Highway Safety Manual and evaluation techniques from Ezra Hauer’s 1997 book “Observational Before-After Studies in Road Safety.” These concepts will be introduced, illustrated through examples, and extended into the modern field of surrogate safety data.

Why Online?

  • Earn 10 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 one-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.

The lectures will be taught over a one-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.

Monday through Thursdays (09:00 AM– 11:30 AM US EDT)

Dr. Craig Milligan, Co-founder & CEO, MicroTraffic

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.
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.

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:
May 17
End:
May 20
Venue:
Online Training
Address:
Online Training,
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Phone:
+1 703 535 1001
Event Type:
Cost:
IRF MEMBERS
$800

NON MEMBERS
$1,000

IFIs, US State DOTs & City Officials
$800

10 Professional Development Hours

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Organizer:
Brendan Halleman
Phone:
+1 703 535 1001
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