October 2017

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Proven Safety Countermeasures (PSC) Webinar – Part 1

November 14     11:00 am – 12:00 pm EDT

Hosted by Kansas LTAP

In 2008, FHWA began promoting a number of roadway safety treatments and strategies to reduce serious injuries and fatalities on all roadways, nation-wide. These are research-proven safety countermeasures that can be implemented to effectively address a number of safety focus areas including roadway departure; intersection; and pedestrian and bicycle crashes. The original list included (9) treatments and strategies. The list was updated in 2012 to add 5 more, and then again in 2017 to add 6 new countermeasures. Among the 20 are several crosscutting strategies that address multiple safety focus areas. State and local agencies are strongly encouraged to consider systemic implementation of these PSCs to improve their roadway safety goals.

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Achieving Safety Results by Addressing Behavioral Issues 

November 15    1:00 pm – 2:30 pm EDT

Hosted by National Center for Rural Road Safety

Rural transportation agencies are increasingly addressing safety in their planning areas and at a minimum, have usually adopted the State’s zero deaths concept to frame their transportation safety activities. To achieve this vision, planners identify infrastructure solutions, but behavioral concerns, such as distraction, impairment, and unbelted drivers/occupants are also major issues in rural regions. This session will provide participants with information and resources on the role they can play to drive down fatalities and serious injuries through collaboration across the 4E’s, behavioral funding sources, and education campaigns.

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Large Truck Safety in Work Zones

November 16      2:00 pm – 3:00 pm EDT

Hosted by ARTBA

Work zones can create special challenges for drivers of large vehicles, such as commercial motor vehicles, due to space restrictions.  Road work must take place within highway rights-of-way and, often, within reduced numbers of lanes.  Understanding how work zones can be designed to maintain the efficient movement of large freight transportation vehicles within the restricted right-of-way space and to ensure that DOT and public works staff and highway contractors’ employees can safely work within work zones can provide significant benefits for all work zone users.

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Proven Safety Countermeasures (PSC) Webinar – Part 2

November 28     11:00 am – 12:00 pm EDT

Hosted by Kansas LTAP

In 2008, FHWA began promoting a number of roadway safety treatments and strategies to reduce serious injuries and fatalities on all roadways, nation-wide. These are research-proven safety countermeasures that can be implemented to effectively address a number of safety focus areas including roadway departure; intersection; and pedestrian and bicycle crashes. The original list included (9) treatments and strategies. The list was updated in 2012 to add 5 more, and then again in 2017 to add 6 new countermeasures. Among the 20 are several crosscutting strategies that address multiple safety focus areas. State and local agencies are strongly encouraged to consider systemic implementation of these PSCs to improve their roadway safety goals.

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