June 06, 2024


7:45 AM - 4:00 PM EST

Contact Hours


Location Online - Course

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.


Road safety is an important part of everyday life. Across the nation, people use roads and sidewalks to get to work, school, stores, and home. Public agencies work to ensure that people arrive at their destination without incident. However, not every trip is without incident. Deaths and injuries resulting from motor vehicle crashes represent a significant public health concern.   This challenge requires a comprehensive approach to improving safety, involving numerous stakeholders and decision makers from a variety of perspectives and disciplines. The end result will be a road that moves a step closer to the ultimate goal of having a transportation system free of injuries and deaths.

This workshop looks at the various ways we measure the safety of a roadway and identifies changes we can make to roadways to make them safer. We will visit our state’s safety website to learn more about our Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) and the different initiatives employed at the state level.  We will discuss ways to apply these initiatives at the local level.  The workshop also highlights the benefit of a multidisciplinary approach to roadway safety than involves educators, law enforcement, emergency responders and engineers.



Module 1 – Foundations of Road Safety
Module 2 – Human Behavior and Road Safety
Module 3 – Measuring Safety
Module 4 – Solving Safety Problems
Module 5 – Implementing Road Safety Efforts


Walter C. Catlett

Walt Catlett possesses over 25 years of experience in urban drainage and stormwater management, combined with over 30 years of safety experience from the concrete pipe industry, military, and consulting engineering.  He is an effective trainer and educator responsible for the training of military personnel and public works professionals.  He serves on Virginia’s Local Transportation Assistance Program (LTAP) Advisory Board. He also serves on the Arkansas Department of Transportation’s Research Advisory Council. He has a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M University in College Station, TX and a Master of Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle Barracks, PA.  Mr. Catlett served in the United States Marine Corps and United States Army Reserves for a combined 30 years.

Who Should Attend

Virginia’s Strategic Highway Safety Plan is the guiding document for road safety efforts in the Commonwealth. It’s motto “Arrive Alive” says it. Virginia’s SHSP’s mission is to fulfill the Vision through a collaborative, data-driven, multimodal and Safe System approach that incorporates actions from the four Es of road safety—Enforcement, Education, Engineering, and Emergency Response and Medical Services—to achieve safe travel for Everyone.

Registration and Payment

The following registration fees cover the session, all course materials and meals:

Local Government: $30.00
State/Federal: $30.00
Private Industry: $30.00

Click here for UVA TTA's general registration information, cancellation policy, and refund policy. UVA TTA accepts the following credit cards: American Express, VISA, MasterCard, and Discover. Credit card information cannot be taken over the phone. Alternatively, after registering you can print out a voucher to send in with your payment. After you have completed the transaction you will receive an automatically generated email confirming registration and payment if applicable. Final confirmation and instructions will be sent out during the week prior to the class date.