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The International Road Federation (IRF) On-line Safe Roads by Design™: Making Roads Safe for all Users certified training program is one of the most comprehensive on-line road safety training programs in the world. Experts in the field 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 three week period. The purpose of this training program is to help participants to understand what can be done to reduce the number of road crashes and the number of fatalities and serious injuries from road crashes that may still occur.

Upon completion of the training program, the IRF will administer a proctored on-line test. Participants with a score of 80% of the exam will be awarded with a certificate verifying their successful completion of the course.

A Look Inside the Safe Roads by Design™ Course

Why Online?

Each registrant will need his/her own computer to participate in the sessions. You will have access to curriculum and lectures developed by the IRF experts who teach workshops at IRF’s brick and mortar training sites. The lectures will be taught over a three week period with live two hour on-line sessions held on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday of each week. The third week only will add a fourth session on Thursday of that week. If you miss a lecture, no problem, the lectures will be recorded and sent to all registered participants after each session, and they will be available on-line as well. As an on-line participant, you will share experiences with many of your peers from around the world and have opportunities to interact through chats, and group projects.

Learning Objectives

  • 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
  • Road Safety Engineers & Auditors
  • Infrastructure Funds / Financial Institutions
  • Technical Advisors, Insurers, Modelers
  • Suppliers and Distributors of Road Safety Products

Week I-II: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Week III: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
(11:00 – 13:00 PM US EDT /15:00 – 17:00 GMT)

Michael G. Dreznes

Dreznes has spent the last thirty – five 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.

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)

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


September 13, 2021
October 1, 2021
Online Training
Online Training,
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+1 703 535 1001
Event Type:
Individual Participant:
US $1,900
Groups of 2 or more from same organization:
US $1,500

Individual Participant:
US $2,200
Groups of 2 or more from same organization:
US $1,800

IFIs, SARF, Canadian & US State DOTs & City Officials:
US $1,500

20 Professional Development Hours

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Magid Elabyad
+1 703 535 1001

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