Course Description: This course will introduce how to improve safety by developing and implementing an action plan. We will discuss local road safety plans, a FHWA proven safety countermeasure local agencies can use to identify at-risk locations on their roadways and deploy cost-effective safety solutions. Participants learn how to implement safety improvements targeted at areas that have a history of crashes or exhibit conditions associated with high-crash areas. Participants will learn the steps to develop and implement a Local Road Safety Plan (LRSP) for their community.

Learning Objectives:

  • Gain understanding of the state Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP)
  • Learn about developing local road safety plans (LRSP) for their agencies
  • Learn about the implementation, evaluation, and updates for LRSP
  • Introduction to FHWA and NHTSA safety countermeasures

Intended Audience: Individuals conducting engineering and traffic studies and those responsible for identifying safety problems and potential solutions including engineers, public works directors and superintendents.

Pre-Requisites: None

Credits: CPWM 4 Technical Contact Hours; 4 PDH

Presenters: Patricia Ott, P.E., RSP2I, MBO Engineering, LLC

Sponsor: This workshop is sponsored by the Federal Highway Administration and New Jersey Department of Transportation through the New Jersey Local Technical Assistance Program.