March 07, 2023
12:30pm - 4:30pm EST
University of Virginia
School of Continuing and Professional Studies
104 Midmont Lane
Charlottesville, VA 22903
Traffic incidents are unplanned roadway events that affect or impede the normal flow of traffic. Traffic incidents increase the likelihood of secondary crashes and pose a threat to the safety of incident responders as well as the traveling public. Traffic Incident Management (TIM) consists of a planned and coordinated multi-disciplinary process to detect, respond to, and clear traffic incidents so that traffic flow may be restored as safely and quickly as possible. Effective TIM reduces the duration and impacts of traffic incidents; improves the safety of motorists, crash victims, and emergency responders; and reduces the frequency of secondary crashes. The workshop is broken down into nine lessons that focus on improving the safety of responders and road users, the efficiency of incident and emergency response and the reliability of travel.
The Road Safety Champion Program (RSCP) is a nationally recognized certificate program designed to build a knowledgeable, safety minded workforce, responsible for operating, maintaining, and designing local roads. Road Safety Champions prioritize safety and are motivated to implement safety improvements that reduce fatalities and serious injuries on rural and local roadways.
The program is separated into four career pathways: Maintenance & Construction, Planning & Engineering, Public Health, and Law Enforcement. For a Level 1 Certificate, participants will complete approximately 14 classes. All program participants will complete the seven core courses. They will also complete up to seven additional specialized courses based on their career pathway. When all requirements are met, participants will be awarded a Road Safety Champion Program Certificate.
Lesson 1 – Introduction
Lesson 2 – TIM Fundamentals and Terminology
Lesson 3 – Notification and Scene Size-Up
Lesson 4 – Safe Vehicle Positioning
Lesson 5 – Scene Safety
Lesson 6 – Command Responsibilities
Lesson 7 – Traffic Management
Lesson 8 – Special Circumstances
Lesson 9 – Clearance and Termination
Diann Wilson has had two years of experience as the State of Oklahoma Traffic Incident Management Coordinator. She is a Nationally Certified Master Trainer from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and a Certified National Instructor from the National Highway Institute (NHI). Diann has developed online curriculum for Virginia DOT, University of Virginia, Federal Highway Administration, and OKC MetroTech Technology Center. She also brings years of educating first responders on proper emergency response practices. She is the owner and consultant for Winning Strategies for 19 years. The services provided include grant writing, grant administration & management, fun raising consultant, and seminars and trainings. Diann served as a reserve deputy for the Seminole County Sheriff’s Department, as a Butner School Board Member for 10 years, and was a speaker for Victim’s Impact Panel for 22 years.
Overall, Diann is an experienced educator who combines hands on experience with effective research practices that produces an effective adult learning environment. One of her most proud accomplishments is being a mother of six children, grandmother to 22 grandchildren, and a great-grandmother to five great-grandchildren.
Who Should Attend
This workshop will be of interest to engineers, public works directors, law enforcement personnel, claims investigators, attorneys, and other state and local roadway personnel with responsibilities in traffic safety related areas.
Registration and Payment
The following registration fees cover the session, all course materials and meals:
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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.