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Designing and Operating Streets and Roads
September 9, 2011 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Georgia Department of Public Health’s Office of Injury Prevention, the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) are pleased to offer the third annual workshop on Designing and Operating Streets and Roads to Accommodate Older Drivers and Pedestrians.
The target audiences for this workshop are Georgia’s roadway designers, traffic engineers, and highway safety specialists. The workshop will be held at Atlanta’s Loudermilk Center from 8a.m.-4p.m. on Friday, September 9th, 2011. (Registration and continental breakfast will begin at 7:45a.m., and vouchers for the parking deck will be provided to all attendees.) This training is being offered in accordance with recommendations from the Governor’s Strategic Highway Safety Plan, which has designated older driver safety as one of its key emphasis areas. Aging impacts a variety of skills and abilities necessary for safe driving. Many highway design and traffic control elements can be improved to better meet the aging population’s needs. Furthermore, all road users can benefit from safety improvements that are designed with older drivers in mind.
Designing and Operating Streets and Roads to Accommodate Older Drivers and Pedestrians will familiarize participants with the physical, perceptual, and cognitive impairments that can impact the ability to safely navigate a vehicle, and illustrate key strategies for improving safety and mobility for older roadway users. The workshop will highlight the relationship between the FHWA Highway Design Handbook for Older Drivers and Pedestrians and existing standards and guidelines in the areas of highway geometry, operations, and traffic control devices.
This workshop was designed for safety professionals who plan, design, review, recommend, and/or approve the use of enhanced design and traffic operational criteria for transportation projects. The workshop will be conducted by Gene Amparano and Mark Doctor, safety engineers of the FHWA Office of Technical Services.
Photos and a description of last year’s workshop are posted on the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety website.
**THERE IS NO COST FOR THIS TRAINING, BUT SPACE IS LIMITED, AND REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED!**
To accept this invitation, please RSVP to Jennifer Curry or calling 404-657-2894. We look forward to your participation in this valuable training opportunity!