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January 7-11, 2018
Transportation Research Board 97th Annual Meeting, Washington, DC
January 23-26, 2018
Safety Fest of the Great Northwest, Boise, ID
January 26-30, 2018
ATSSA 48th Annual Convention and Traffic Expo, San Antonio, TX
In 2013, there were 4,735 pedestrians killed and an estimated 66,000 injured in traffic crashes in the United States.
But less daylight doesn't have to mean more risk for pedestrians and cyclists. The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and The National Highway Institute (NHI) recognized October as Pedestrian Safety Month. Sharpen your overall knowledge on engineering, enforcement, and safety strategies to improve the physical environment for walking and biking in your local communities across the country by enrolling in one of these Instructor-led Training (ILT) courses:
Source: Department of Transportation (US), National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Traffic Safety Facts 2013. Washington (DC): NHTSA; 2013 [cited FEB 2015].
Available from URL: http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/Pubs/812124.pdf
The National Highway Institute also offers the following courses on Strategic Highway Safety Plans (SHSP) and Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) topics.
- 380113 Strategic Highway Safety Plan Development
- 380110 Highway Safety Improvement Program Overview
- 380111 Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) Project Identification
Roadway Safety Data Dashboard - The FHWA Office of Safety announces the launch of the “New and Improved” Roadway Safety Data Dashboard! The data dashboard has been completely redesigned to improve usability and expand the capabilities of the site. Since fatality data can be very complex, the dashboard allows users to convert data into graphical displays that make it easier to see trends and make comparisons between States, MPOs, and regions. Using data from the Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS), users are able to generate charts and graphs to display the data elements that describe the crash, the vehicle and the people involved.
Some of the NEW features include:
- Condensed workflow with a single step-by-step procedure and drop-down menus
- New combinations of display and comparison options to include: types of collisions, persons involved, and location and setting
- Create and view multiple graphs in a single dashboard
- New display options to include line, spline, and area charts
- Generate a web link to share your dashboard
- View and export the underlying graph data into an Excel spreadsheet
- Edit graph options to easily change criteria of type of graph
The Office of Safety will continue to make updates by adding new features and data to the data dashboard to ensure this tool is beneficial and valuable to our safety partners. We are also interested in getting your feedback, so please let us know (good or bad) what you think about the data dashboard, what data or features would you like to see added, and any issues you may have experienced when creating your dashboard. For more information, please contact Danielle Betkey at Danielle.Betkey@dot.gov.
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) 2017 Designated Safety Weeks & Annual Conferences Calendar
|January 8–12, 2017||Transportation Research Board Conference (Washington, DC)||Transportation Research Board||www.trb.org|
|January 25–27||SAE Government/Industry Meeting (Washington, DC)||American Iron and Steel Institute||www.sae.org/servlets/index|
|March 26–28||Lifesavers 2017 Conference (Charlotte, NC)||Multiple public and private organizations||www.lifesaversconference.org|
|April 3–7||National Work Zone Awareness Week||Federal Highway Administration||www.ops.fhwa.dot.gov/wz/outreach/wz_awareness.htm|
|April (Entire Month)||National Distracted Driving Awareness Month||NHTSA||www.distraction.gov|
|April (Entire Month)||Alcohol Awareness Month||National Institutes of Health||www.nih.gov|
|May (Entire Month)||National Youth Traffic Safety Month||National Organizations for Youth Safety||www.noys.org|
|May (Entire Month)||Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month||NHTSA||www.trafficsafetymarketing.gov|
|May (Entire Month)||National Bicycle Safety Month||NHTSA||www.trafficsafetymarketing.gov/ BicycleSafety|
|May 10||Bike to School Day||National Center for Safe Routes to School||www.walkbiketoschool.org/learn-more/about-the-events/about-bike-to-school-day/|
|May 22–June 4||Click It or Ticket Mobilization||NHTSA||www.trafficsafetymarketing.gov|
|May 14–20||National Police Week||The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund||www.nleomf.com|
|May 21–27||EMS Week||American College of Emergency Physicians||www.acep.org/emsweek|
|May 28–June 3||Tire Safety Week||Rubber Manufacturers Association||www.rma.org|
|June 19||Ride to Work Day||NHTSA||www.ridetoworkday.org|
|August 6–9||Int’l Forum on Traffic Records and Highway Safety Info. Sys. (New Orleans, LA)||Association of Transportation Safety Information Professionals||www.atsip.org|
|August 11–14||Training Conference on Drugs, Alcohol and Impaired Driving (National Harbor, MD)||IACP, NHTSA||www.theiacp.org/dreconference|
|August 18–September 3||Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Mobilization||NHTSA||www.trafficsafetymarketing.gov|
|September 16–20||Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) Annual Meeting (Louisville, KY)||Governors Highway Safety Association||www.ghsa.org/events/2017-ghsa-annual-meeting|
|September 17–23||Child Passenger Safety Week||NHTSA||www.trafficsafetymarketing.gov|
|September 23||National Seat Check Saturday||NHTSA||www.trafficsafetymarketing.gov|
|October 2–6||Drive Safely Work Week||Network of Employers for Traffic Safety||http://trafficsafety.org/|
|October 4||Walk to School Day||National Center for Safe Routes to Schools||www.walkbiketoschool.org|
|October 15–21||National Teen Driver Safety Week||CHOP and NHTSA||www.teendriversource.org www.trafficsafetymarketing.gov|
|October 16–20||National School Bus Safety Week||National Association of Pupil Transportation||www.napt.org|
|October 21–24||Int’l Association of Chiefs of Police Annual Conference & Expo (Philadelphia, PA)||Multiple public and private organizations||www.theiacp.org|
|December (Entire Month)||National Drunk & Drugged Driving Prevention Month (3D)||Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP)||www.whitehouse.gov/ondcp|
|December 13–31||Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Mobilization||NHTSA||www.trafficsafetymarketing.gov|