October 11, 2023
7:45 am to 4:00 pm EST
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
Private Industry: $30.00
Tribes: No charge
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.
Special Registration Instructions for Employees of the Virginia Department of Transportation
VDOT employees must register through the VDOT Virtual Campus. Registration fees and related expenses for all VDOT employees will be paid from the VDOT Learning Services Center budget. Registrants should contact their District Training Coordinator or the VDOT Learning Services Center (Central Office employees) for instructions on how to seek reimbursement for travel expenses.
Due to current travel restrictions, VDOT employees are strongly encouraged to attend U. Va. TTA workshops on a day trip basis. Overnight travel requires permission from your District Administrator or Chief -- and in some cases higher levels of authority. If you require overnight lodging to attend a U. Va. TTA workshop, consult with your supervisor, District Training Coordinator, or VDOT Learning Services Center on travel approval procedures.