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Road Safety Audits and Safe Roads by Design

May 18 - May 24

Overview

This specialized course on Road Safety Audits and Safe Roads by Design offers an in-depth exploration into the critical aspects of road safety and effective design principles. Aimed at engineers, planners, and road safety professionals, the training provides a comprehensive understanding of how to conduct thorough road safety audits at various stages of road development. Participants will engage in learning about the latest standards and methodologies for identifying and mitigating potential road safety issues. The course also covers the principles of ‘Safe System’ approach and ‘Vision Zero’ concepts, emphasizing the importance of designing roads that inherently reduce the risk of accidents and enhance safety for all road users. Through a blend of theoretical knowledge and practical case studies, attendees will acquire the skills necessary to design, evaluate, and improve road networks to ensure maximum safety. This training is essential for professionals committed to creating safer roads and reducing the incidence of road accidents in their communities.

Learning Objectives

  • Mastery of Road Safety Audit Procedures: Participants will gain expertise in conducting comprehensive road safety audits at different stages of road development, including pre-construction, construction, and post-construction phases.
  • Understanding of Safe Road Design Principles: Attendees will learn about the essential principles of Safe Roads by Design, including strategies to anticipate and address potential safety issues in road design and planning.
  • Application of ‘Safe System’ and ‘Vision Zero’ Concepts: The course will enable participants to apply the ‘Safe System’ approach and ‘Vision Zero’ principles in their work, focusing on the goal of eliminating fatalities and serious injuries on the road.
  • Identification and Mitigation of Road Safety Risks: Learners will develop the ability to identify potential road safety risks and understand effective measures to mitigate these risks, ensuring a safer environment for all road users.
  • Enhanced Skills in Safety-Focused Road Evaluation and Improvement: The training will equip attendees with skills to evaluate existing road networks for safety concerns and implement improvements based on audit findings and best practices in road safety.
  • Awareness of Latest Standards and Methodologies in Road Safety: Participants will be updated on the latest standards, methodologies, and technologies in road safety, enabling them to stay current and effective in their roles as road safety professionals.

Target Audience

  • National Road & Transport Agency Executives
  • Highway Engineers and Managers
  • Federal and State Road Safety Agencies
  • Road Safety Professionals
  • Private Consultants & Contractors

Agenda

Instructor

Vice President, ETI USA
John Griffith

John is a highly experienced Road Safety Audit Team Leader with a 35-year background in law enforcement. A Traffic Crash Investigator and Highway Crash Reconstructionist, Dr. Griffith’s experience in both the civilian and military milieu has taken him to over 55 countries in his career, giving him a great deal of insight into factors that play into highway crashes. John brings his experience in Investigations, Road Safety Audits, Highway construction and active Road Safety Best Practices, coupled with decades of experience in International Business, Project Management and Curriculum and Training Development. John has also given numerous road safety presentations to international audiences with the International Road Federation, ATSSA, UNITAR and CIFAL.

John is an independent consultant in Highway Safety and the Vice President of a highway safety product manufacturing company. He is a Committee Member with the American Traffic Safety Services Association, a certified IRF Road Safety Audit Team Leader, a John C. Maxwell certified Executive Trainer and a decorated US Army Veteran.

Venue & Hotel

Postillion Hotel & Convention Centre

Address: Paul van Vlissingenstraat 9-11, 1096 BK Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Website: https://www.postillionhotels.com/amsterdam/