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Safe Roads by Design: Making Roads Safe for all Users

Aug 19, 2019 - Aug 23, 2019

Overview This IRF Executive Seminar Safe Roads By Design™: Making Roads Safe for all Users, part the IRF Certified Continuing Education Program, will be held from August 19-23, 2019 in Alexandria, Virginia USA. The program is one of the most comprehensive road safety training programs available in the world. Top international experts from a variety of countries will present best practices and state of the art technologies in Roadside Safety, Work Zone Safety, Vulnerable User Safety, Traffic Management and Road Safety Audits over a 5-day period. The purpose of this seminar is to help road authorities understand what can be done to help them meet their Decade of Action commitment to reduce fatalities 50% by 2020.

A Look Inside the Safe Roads by Design™ Course


Course Outcomes

  • Gain a clear understanding of methods to identify dangerous roadside hazards and understand how to choose the correct option to correct the situation
  • Understand the issues facing pedestrian, bicyclist, motorcyclist, public transport and non-motorized vehicle safety
  • Obtain an understanding of Work Zones & how they can be made safer for the motorist, worker, and pedestrians
  • Learn how to create a road safety audit team and how to conduct a road safety audit
  • Discuss how to collect data to assess the performance of roads, and how technology can be utilized to enhance operations and safety of roads

Target Audience

  • Road & Transportation Agency Executives
  • Federal & State Public Officials and other Regional Transportation Authorities
  • Private Consultants & Contractors
  • Infrastructure Developers
  • Toll Operators
  • Infrastructure Funds / Financial Institutions
  • Senior Financial & Legal Advisors, Technical Advisors , Insurers, Modelers

From the Chairman

As the road industry’s most trusted brand in continuing education, the IRF provides road professionals with educational opportunities that are recognized worldwide by engineering and transportation societies. IRF’s Global Training Curriculum provides technical expertise in classroom and practical settings where attendees can learn from and have direct access to seasoned professionals. Each course is designed to assist attendees in learning to correctly apply the knowledge gained and provides the most relevant, up-to date information on best practices and technological solutions.

IRF Executive Seminars are specifically developed to meet the needs of road executives. Whether you are a representative of a highway agency, a member of a financing institution, consultant or contractor, IRF Executive Seminars will give you the necessary tools to deliver improvements to your organization.

As the IRF Chairman, I encourage you to make the most of these opportunities and help fulfill IRF’s vision of better roads for a better world.

H.E. Eng. Abdullah A. Al-Mogbel IRF Chairman

. [sched sidebar="yes" url="//saferroadsbydesignblackspot2019.sched.com/"]View the Safer Roads by Design: Black Spot Management & Road Safety Audits schedule & directory.[/sched] IRF has negotiated special IRF Global Training Program attendee hotel rates with the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Alexandria-Old Town. Please contact the Holiday Inn & Suites Alexandria-Old Town to make your own room reservations:

Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Alexandria – Old Town

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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 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 is the Co-Chairman of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) AFB20 (2) Roadside Safety SubCommittee on International Research Activities, 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.

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Founder & President, Safety Priority Consultants, LLC Chip Darius

Chip Darius has spent more than 20 years as a safety and OSHA compliance consultant, trainer, teacher, conference speaker and author. He also has more than 10 years teaching courses on OSHA regulations as Instructor for OSHA Training Institute Region 1 Education Center (OTIEC) and Adjunct Faculty at Keene State College. Mr. Darius is an expert in applying OSHA General Industry regulations, OSHA Construction regulations, and safety-related national consensus standards to working conditions. He also frequently perform health & safety and OSHA-related inspections, audits, and assessments.

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Transportation Specialist, FHWA Resource Center K. Craig Allred

K. 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 also assists Headquarters Program Offices 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.

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Director of Marketing and Technical Training, Horizon Signal Technologies Scott Heydt

Scott Heydt is the Director of Marketing and Technical Training for Horizon Signal Technologies, a Pennsylvania-based company specializing in Portable Traffic Signal Systems and traffic control solutions. Scott is involved with several industry associations, and also serves as Chair of NEMA’s Portable Traffic Signal technical committee, which works to develop standards for the traffic control industry.

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Government Account Manager, Royal Truck & Equipment Fred Bergstresser

Fred Bergstresser is the Government Account Manager for Royal Truck & Equipment. He manages Royal’s government activities including procurement strategy and government relations. Fred represents Royal on NCUTCD (National Committee on Uniform Traffic Control Devices) TTC (Temporary Traffic Control) Technical Committee, ATSSA (American Traffic Safety Services Assoc) Innovation Council, Pennsylvania Automated Vehicle Policy Task Force, and is a founding board member on the Automated Vehicle Coalition and is Royal’s representative on FHWA’s CAT (Cooperative Automated Transportation) Coalition. Fred leads Royal Truck and Equipment’s nationwide Autonomous Impact Protection Vehicle (AIPV) development and commercialization project.

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