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The Safe Systems Approach to Speed Management: An emerging safety trend in the US


Webinar Description:
This webinar will cover how the Safe Systems approach started internationally, guides that exist for implementing Safe Systems infrastructure internationally that may be applied in part in the US, international case studies examples that are similar to the US, and current research taking place in the US on implementing the Safe Systems approach here. Participants will learn about what the Safe Systems approach is, existing resources and ways to apply Safe Systems in their work. This webinar will be 1.5 hours and will be a free webinar thanks to funding by the Road to Zero Coalition.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Participants will learn about Safe Systems research and trends emerging in the U.S.
  • Participants will hear international organizations with resources on Safe Systems approaches.
  • Participants will gain an understanding of how international Safe Systems approaches may be applicable in the U.S.
  • Participants will hear from cities applying Safe Systems toward improving safety through speed management and reducing serious injuries and fatalities toward Vision Zero.

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  • Wes Kumfer, Ph.D., Engineering Research Associate | UNC Highway Safety Research Center

    Wes Kumfer is an engineering research associate at the UNC Highway Safety Researcher and the research program manager for the Collaborative Sciences Center for Road Safety. He has a doctorate in civil engineering and researches crash prediction models, risk-based pedestrian safety analysis, and Safe Systems.

  • John Milton | PIARC, World Road Association

  • Claudia Adriasola-Steil, Director | Health and Road Safety Program | WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

  • James Shahamiri, Engineer | SFMTA

June 26, 2019
Wed 1:00 PM EDT

Duration 1H 30M

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