Safety Effects of Roadway Design (1 Day Hybrid Online Class)
April 29, 2021
7:45am EST – 4:00pm EST
This hybrid online class will combine both live instruction and independent online work that you will complete during the day. Independent work will include quizzes, readings, videos and short assignments. Access to a computer with a webcam (either a camera that is built into your laptop or one that connects via USB), a reliable internet connection and a workspace that is free from distraction and noise will set you up for success.
This course is intended to delve into the relationship between highway safety performance and roadway geometric design. The course will begin with a brief review of design factors and establishment of the roadway alignment. Topics addressed in greater depth include: cross-section elements, access management, and the relationship between geometric design and safety as well as traffic control. An overview of modern highway safety analysis concepts, such as crash modification factors, safety performance functions, and safety analysis methods, will be discussed.
This workshop is intended for traffic engineers and traffic engineering technicians with a broad range of traffic engineering and highway safety responsibilities.
About the Instructor: Dr. Rod E. Turochy, P.E. is an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at Auburn University, where he has been teaching since 2001. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in civil engineering at Virginia Tech and his Ph.D. at the University of Virginia. Dr. Turochy teaches courses in transportation engineering, traffic engineering, roadway design, and intelligent transportation systems. His current research activities are in the areas of traffic engineering and data analysis, highway safety, and engineering education. Dr. Turochy also has four years of work experience with the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT). In his last position with VDOT, he was responsible for traffic design and work zone safety for the Salem District.