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      Safe Roads By Design™: Making Roads Safe for all Users in Alexandria

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      December 12, 2019 - December 13, 2019

      Thursday   7:45 PM - Friday 12:00 PM (daily for 4 times)

      500 Montgomery St # 525 Alexandria, VA
      Alexandria, Virginia 22314

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      Safe Roads By Design™: Making Roads Safe for all Users

      Safe Roads By Design™: Making Roads Safe for all Users
      About this Event

      This IRF Executive Seminar Safe Roads By Design™: Making Roads Safe for all Users, part the IRF Certified Continuing Education Program, will be held from December 9-13, 2019 in Alexandria, Virginia USA. The program is one of the most comprehensive road safety training programs available in the world. Top international experts from a variety of countries will present best practices and state of the art technologies in Roadside Safety, Work Zone Safety, Vulnerable User Safety, Traffic Management and Road Safety Audits over a 5-day period. The purpose of this seminar is to help road authorities understand what can be done to help them meet their Decade of Action commitment to reduce fatalities 50% by 2020.

      A Look Inside the Safe Roads by Design™ Course

      Course Outcomes

      Gain a clear understanding of methods to identify dangerous roadside hazards and understand how to choose the correct option to correct the situation

      Understand the issues facing pedestrian, bicyclist, motorcyclist, public transport and non-motorized vehicle safety

      Obtain an understanding of Work Zones & how they can be made safer for the motorist, worker, and pedestrians

      Learn how to create a road safety audit team and how to conduct a road safety audit

      Discuss how to collect data to assess the performance of roads, and how technology can be utilized to enhance operations and safety of roads

      Target Audience

      Road & Transportation Agency Executives

      Federal & State Public Officials and other Regional Transportation Authorities

      Private Consultants & Contractors

      Infrastructure Developers

      Toll Operators

      Infrastructure Funds / Financial Institutions

      Senior Financial & Legal Advisors, Technical Advisors , Insurers, Modelers


      Monday, December 9




      Introduction and Welcome


      Fundamentals of Road Safety


      Networking Break


      Breakaway Devices

      Longitudinal Barriers

      Road Safety Glossary


      Introduction Lunch


      Crash Cushions


      Networking Break


      Terminals and Transitions


      Roundtable Discussion



      Tuesday, December 10


      Fundamentals of Work Zone Safety

      Truck Mounted Attenuators (TMAs)


      Networking Break


      Real World Work Zone Experiences




      Real World Work Zone Experiences (Continued)


      Improving Flagger Safety in the Work Zone


      Networking Break


      New Innovations in Work Zone Safety

      Signalization and Delineation in Work Zones


      Overview of the Five Elements of a Work Zone


      Summary and Roundtable Discussion




      Hat Exchange Dinner

      Wednesday, December 11


      Defining a Vulnerable User

      Introduction to Infrastructure Safety Management


      Real World Vulnerable User Safety Experiences


      Networking Break


      Segment Issues & Countermeasures for Vulnerable Users: Pedestrians




      Segment Issues & Countermeasures for Vulnerable Users: Bicyclists, Motorcyclists, Public Transit Users, Others


      Networking Break


      Police Corruption: The 800 Pound Gorilla in the Room


      Building Local Knowledge Capacity

      Innovative Funding Mechanisms for Road Safety Projects


      What is the IRF?


      Effective Leadership


      Summary and Roundtable Discussion



      Thursday, December 12


      Introduction to Road Safety Audit


      Networking Break


      Introduction to Road Safety Audit (Continued)


      Michael G. Dreznes

      Michael G. Dreznes assumed his current position of Executive Vice-President of the International Road Federation (IRF) in February of 2012. Dreznes has spent the last thirty years working to make the roads safer around the world. He is recognized as one of the world’s leading specialists on roadside safety promoting the concept of “Forgiving Roads,” and has conducted multiple road safety training seminars on roadside safety, work zone safety, vulnerable user safety and road safety audit in more than sixty countries around the world. Dreznes is the Co-Chairman of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) AFB20 (2) Roadside Safety SubCommittee on International Research Activities, Co-Chairman of the United Nations Road Safety Collaboration (UNRSC) Decade of Action Pillar 2: Safer Roads and Mobility Project Group, and a member of the PIARC Road Safety Technical Committee 3.2 Design and Operation of Safer Road Infrastructure. In January 2015, Dreznes was named the winner of the TRB AFB20 Roadside Safety Design Kenneth Stonex Lifetime Achievement Award.

      Chip Darius

      Chip Darius has spent more than 20 years as a safety and OSHA compliance consultant, trainer, teacher, conference speaker and author. He also has more than 10 years teaching courses on OSHA regulations as Instructor for OSHA Training Institute Region 1 Education Center (OTIEC) and Adjunct Faculty at Keene State College. Mr. Darius is an expert in applying OSHA General Industry regulations, OSHA Construction regulations, and safety-related national consensus standards to working conditions. He also frequently perform health & safety and OSHA-related inspections, audits, and assessments.

      K. Craig Allred

      K. Craig Allred has been a Transportation Specialist on the Safety and Design Team, FHWA Resource Center, Lakewood, Colorado since 2004. His responsibilities include the advancement of the strategic goals and objectives of the Federal Highway Administration by providing expert technical assistance to FHWA Division Offices and their partners. Allred also assists Headquarters Program Offices disseminate new policies, technologies, and techniques. Prior to this, Allred was U S DOT Public Safety Coordinator, Joint Program Office, Intelligent Transportation Systems, ITS, and Transportation Specialist, Office of Safety at US FHWA, Washington DC. In addition to his involvement with US FHWA, Allred served as Director of the Director of Utah Highway Safety, Utah Department of Public Safety, Salt Lake City, Utah. His accomplishments included: two term Chairman, three term Vice-Chairman, three term Board Member of the Governors Highway Safety Association. Instructor and Master Trainer for the Nation Highway Institute, Traffic Safety Institute, and International Association of Chiefs of Police. Internationally, Allred has worked on Road Safety Audit teams in Qatar, and taught workshops in Mexico, Barbados and Tanzania.

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