Description: Innovative and Practical Approaches to Analyze Road Safety.
Globally more than 100,000 people are killed or injured in traffic crashes each day. In Georgia, traffic crashes also negatively impact the state’s economy by reducing the state’s GDP by about 2%. Public agencies are proactively addressing this significant public health issue through the programs and projects being implemented as part of the Georgia Strategic Highway Safety Plan. Over the past several years a variety of new and innovative methods have been developed to more effectively identify and analyze safety roadway safety issues. This presentation will summarize several of these approaches and specifically how they can be practically applied. These approaches include the AASHTO Highway Safety Manual and the United States Road Assessment Program.
Jeffrey Bagdade is a Project Director with Atkins North America’s ITS/Traffic group. Based in Michigan, he specializes in road safety and traffic engineering and leads projects across the globe. He is a Council Member of the National Committee on Uniform Traffic Control Devices and many other state, national and international traffic safety committees.
When: Thursday, August 14th, 2014 from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm; Registration Opens at 11:15 am.
Where: Mary Mac’s Tea Room in Midtown Atlanta.
Early Cost/Registration: $20 Private Sector Member, $15 Public Sector Members, $15 Life Members, $10 Students/Job Seekers, $25 for non-Members. On-line registration via the ITE website (link below) ends on Monday, August 11th at midnight.
Late Cost/Registration: Additional $5 if registered after above date; Walk-ups always welcome at the door.
Menu: Assorted sandwiches, chips, dessert, and drinks; gluten free option available. Choice of Fried Chicken, Roast Pork, Vegetables, or Gluten-free Grilled Chicken.