Apply Now – Introductory Course on Road Safety Fundamentals
Join transportation professionals from across the country for an in-depth study of the fundamentals of road safety. Presented by the Road Safety Academy of the UNC Highway Safety Research Center, Road Safety 101 is a free online course designed for individuals new to transportation-related fields. It is based on the NCHRP 17-40 Model Curriculum for Highway Safety Core Competencies.
After completing this course, students will understand the basics of developing and implementing successful, collaborative road safety programs. Students will gain a better understanding of road safety data collection, analysis, and evaluation.
Who: Transportation, public health, planning, engineering, and law enforcement professionals interested in building core knowledge in road safety
When: March 9 – April 27, 2017 (weekly online sessions on Thursdays, 1:00-3:00 PM Eastern Time)
Application deadline: January 26 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time (see “Applications” below for more)
More Information: Contact Colleen Oliver (email@example.com, 919-962-7769)
Road Safety 101 is ideally suited for professionals who are new to road safety and are just starting out in transportation-related jobs. This includes transportation planners, engineers, public health professionals, policy makers, and educators. To apply, please complete the brief course application (rsa.unc.edu/documents/RoadSafety101_Application.docx) and submit it as an email attachment to Colleen Oliver (firstname.lastname@example.org, 919-962-7769) by Thursday, January 26.
Students will be notified by February 8 if they are selected to participate.
Course Structure and Schedule
The course will primarily consist of weekly two-hour interactive online sessions, along with roughly one hour of independent work and reading to be completed outside of class per week. Weekly sessions will be held from 1:00 to 3:00 PM Eastern Time on Thursday afternoons. Course instructors include researchers based at the UNC Highway Safety Research Center, as well as experts from outside organizations and guest speakers representing a variety of perspectives on road safety. In addition to lectures and guest speakers, classes will feature interactive discussions and student-led instruction based on work performed outside of class.
March 9 – Course Orientation
- March 16 –Lesson 1: Perspectives on Road Safety
- March 23 – Lesson 2: Origins, Characteristics and Uses of Safety Data
- March 30 – Lesson 3: The Road Safety Management Process (Part I)
- April 6 – Lesson 4: The Road Safety Management Process (Part II)
- April 13 – Lesson 5: Human Behavior and Road Safety
- April 20 – Lesson 6: Road Safety Leadership, Collaboration, and Communication
- April 27 – Final Discussion