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Finding the Right Tool for the Job – A Safety Data and Analysis Toolbox

Have you ever been tasked with an assignment and didn’t know where to start? Maybe you’re a junior engineer responsible or conducting traffic impact assessments, and your boss asks you to assess the safety performance of an intersection while you are completing the TIA. Maybe you are a county engineer and you receive a request from the State DOT for a list of your priority locations for safety improvement. Maybe you are a city transportation manager and the city council has asked you to provide recommendations to enhance safety management capabilities. The FHWA Roadway Safety Data and Analysis Toolboxis a great place to start. 

The last two decades have brought significant advancements in data-driven decision-making, including numerous safety data and analysis tools. For many, this transition to data-driven decision-making represents a change in how they do business. While the new safety data and analysis tools support data-driven decision-making, identifying and selecting an appropriate tool can be a daunting task, particularly for those new to quantitative safety analysis.

The Toolbox fulfills the need for a centralized source of information about safety data and analysis tools. Its web-based interface helps users identify appropriate tools based on self-identified needs, capabilities, and resources. The target audience is a transportation professional in search of a safety data or analysis tool to support data-driven decision-making.

An online Primer serves as a support document for users of the Toolbox. The Primer will help all users, particularly novice users, understand the scope and functions of the Toolbox as well as the roles, responsibilities, and tasks supported by tools in the Toolbox. The Primer guides users through a stepwise process to identify an appropriate tool to support a given task based on their needs and capabilities.

Learning Objectives
At the conclusion of this webinar, participants will be able to:
  • Identify their role within the overall roadway safety management process.
  • Use the Toolbox to search for available safety data and analysis tools.
  • Apply advanced search options to narrow the list of tools to support a specific need.
  • Identify appropriate tools based on current safety data and analysis needs and capabilities.
  • Compare the capabilities of different safety data and analysis tools.
  • Frank Gross, Senior Highway Safety Engineer and Researcher, VHB
  • Yanira Rivera, PDP-Civil Engineer at FHWA Maryland Division Office
  • Representative from FHWA Office of Safety
Fees: $49 Members/$99 Non-Members
This fee includes a live web event, access to the recording for 30 days, webinar evaluation, and certificate of completion.

Additional Attendees at one Location:
Additional Live Webinar Attendees at one location are eligible for earning credit for attending. There is a processing fee of $15 members/$25 non-members. Instructions are provided during the webinar. 

PDF of Presentations:
Webinar Contributors typically provide a PDF of their presentations; but this may vary on a case by case basis. If they are provided, ITE will upload the presentations into the resources tab of this event within 24 hours of the event.

Event Log-on Instructions:
On the day of the webinar, return to this page to join the live web event that you purchased. A button that prompts you to join will appear 30 minutes before the specified start time.

How to earn PDH/CM Credit:
The certificate of completion and 1.5 PDH/CM credits will be made available to the registrant after you have attended the webinar and the evaluation (below) has been completed.

Recordings are available for 30 days following the day of the live event for anyone who purchases the course. Additional attendees at one location are not eligible to earn PDH credit for viewing a recording.