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Highway Safety Analysis based on HSM/HSS

This ITE and McTrans Center Course has several open class dates to choose from. Each class is two days in length. See below for class dates.

Course Schedule:
July 9-10, 2024 | 1:00 -- 5:00 p.m. ET | Register Here for this Course
August 20-21, 2024 | 1:00 -- 5:00 p.m. ET | Register Here for this Course

Registration closes at 12 pm ET, on the Friday before the course begins, or once we reach course capacity.

Course Description:
This course is designed for engineering, planning and road safety professionals who want to be familiarized with the Predictive Methods of the Highway Safety Manual and their applications, with a focus on the Highway Safety Software (HSS). It is also designed to provide a solid foundation for those studying for the PE exam.
Experienced instructor(s) will provide an overview of the methodology steps, highlighting key concepts, best practices, common limitations of the methods. Several example problems will be discussed in class, and students will have the opportunity to practice the use of the Highway Safety Software (HSS) to perform HSM predictive analyses.

Course Objectives:

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the scope of Highway Safety Manual (HSM) Crash Prediction Models.
  • Understand analysis inputs and interpret results
  • Use the basics of Highway Safety Software to perform HSM analyses
  • Understand and interpret analyses results

Program Schedule Details:
Highway Safety Analysis Webinar Series Schedule (All Times are Eastern Time)
Day 01
(1:00 – 2:00 pm)
HSM introduction and Overview
Two-Lane Highways
Day 01
(2:00 – 4:00 pm)
HSM Applications to Two-Lane Rural Highways, including HSM predictive methods and crash modification factors for two-lane rural segments and intersections
Multi-Lane Highways
Day 01
(4:00 – 5:00 pm)
HSM Applications to Multilane Highways, including HSM predictive methods and crash modification factors for multi-lane rural segments and intersections
Urban Arterials
Day 02
(1:00 – 3:00 pm)
HSM Applications to Urban and Suburban Arterials, including HSM predictive methods and crash modification factors for urban/suburban arterials segments and intersections
Day 02
(3:00 – 5:00 pm)
HSM Applications to Freeways, including HSM predictive methods and crash modification factors for Freeways segments, speed change lanes, ramp components and ramp terminals

This course combines the best features of classroom instruction and online learning.

  • Live web conferences with an experienced instructor. Attendees must meet minimum technology requirements, such as having a computer with a steady internet connection and access to basic applications such as Zoom and a PDF reader.
PDHs: 8.0

Shraddha Sagar, PhD, Assistant Engineer Faculty | University of Florida

Bio: Dr. Shraddha Sagar is an assistant engineering faculty at University of Florida. She works on several research and teaching efforts at the University of Florida Transportation Institute’s Technology Transfer Center. Her primary area of interest is various aspects of traffic operations, roadway safety, bike and ped safety and data analytics. Before joining UF, she worked as an engineer at Gresham Smith, where she consulted in transportation projects for several state DOTs. Dr. Sagar has published articles in peer-reviewed journals, including Accident Analysis & Prevention and Transportation Research Record.

Rui Guo, Ph.D.

Dr. Rui Guo is an instructional assistant professor of the Department of Engineering Education in the UF Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering. She currently teaches transportation courses for engineers. Her research interests include multimodal traffic safety, statistical modeling in transportation, and engineering education.


ITE Member: $320.00
Non-Member: $400.00

To register for this course, please choose from the dates above.

  • All content including web conferences, workshops, and distribution of PDHs will be delivered by McTrans Center and their system setup, therefore this will not appear in your ITE Learning Hub account.
  • Please allow 7 business days following your purchase to receive course information from McTrans Center directly. ITE provides McTrans Center staff a roster of new registrants on a weekly basis.
  • This offering is not eligible for free registration for ITE student members.

Policies: This program is non-refundable within 5 days of the program start date.