Local Road Safety Workshops


This series of annual workshops is funded by the Iowa Department of Transportation (Iowa DOT), Office of Traffic and Safety. Planning and presentations for the workshops are provided by several co-sponsors, including the Iowa DOT Systems Planning and Local Systems offices, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) – Iowa Division, Governors Traffic Safety Bureau (GTSB), and the Iowa Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP). These workshops are presented annually at convenient locations in Iowa to provide the most current information and advice for improving safety on local agencies' roads and streets in terms of planning, law enforcement, education, and engineering.

Who Should Attend?

Interested professionals from planning agencies, law enforcement, engineering, consulting, and other disciplines from all levels of government are provided an opportunity to meet, learn, interact, and share experiences, opinions, and suggestions for strengthening and expanding the overall safety program for local roads and streets in Iowa, often resulting in addressing identified safety concerns in an effective multi-disciplinary manner. Crash data is also summarized, graphed, and provided to each local agency in attendance.

Tentative Agenda

7:30 AM Registration
8:00 Iowa Crash Statistics and Figures
GTSB Safety Program Update
Safe Systems Approach
Traffic and Safety/Local Systems Update
9:30 AM Break
9:55 AM Distracted/Drowsy Driving and Cell Phone Enforcement
Websaver Update
Autonomous Vehicles
11:25 AM Lunch
Roundtable discussion of Emerging Issues
12:15 PM Safety Engineering Topics Discussion
FHWA Proven Safety Countermeasures
1:30 PM Break
1:45 PM Discussing Safety with the Public
Safety Project Funding and Assistance Programs
2:30 PM Adjourn

For More Information

If you have questions or need more information, please contact David Veneziano at 515-294-5480 or dvenez@iastate.edu.