September 08, 2021
7:45 AM - 4:00PM
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.
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.
Mod 1: Relationship between Design and Safety
Mod 2: Predicting Safety Performance
Mod 3: Design Elements
Mod 4: Intersections, Vulnerable Road Users, and Closing
Rod E. Turochy
Dr. Rod E. Turochy, P.E. is the James M. Hunnicutt Professor of Traffic Engineering at Auburn University, where he has been teaching since 2001. He also directs the Alabama Transportation Assistance Program – Alabama’s LTAP Center. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in civil engineering at Virginia Tech and his Ph.D. at the University of Virginia. Before pursuing graduate studies, Dr. Turochy had 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. At Auburn, Dr. Turochy currently teaches courses in traffic engineering and roadway design. His current research activities are in the areas of traffic engineering, traffic simulation, and road safety.
Who Should Attend
This workshop is intended primarily for road designers interested in the safety impacts of their design decisions. Traffic engineers and traffic engineering technicians with a broad range of traffic engineering and highway safety responsibilities will also benefit.
Registration and Payment
The following registration fees cover the session, all course materials and meals:
Local Government: $30.00
Private Industry: $30.00
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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.