This seminar series provides updates on research related to the Roadway Safety Institute's focus areas: high-risk road users and traffic safety systems. Seminar topics cover a wide range of disciplines, including mechanical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, human factors, statistics, policy and risk analysis, and computer science. Planning, social, and behavioral issues related to roadway safety will also be discussed.
There is no cost to attend the seminars, and they are open to anyone interested in learning more about research related to the Roadway Safety Institute. Undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and practitioners are encouraged to attend. Each seminar qualifies for one Professional Development Hour (PDH). Students can take the seminar series for credit at the University of Minnesota, but they must register for either CEGE 8213, ME 8772, or PA 8290.
Participants may attend the seminars in person or watch the live webcasts. Seminar recordings will also be available for later viewing. Webcast links and access instructions will be available on the individual seminar web pages prior to each event.
The series, previously held during fall semester, is moving to spring semester 2018. Specific dates and topics will be added as they become available.
Systemic Approaches to Rural Highway Safety
Traffic Monitoring in Safety-Critical Environments
The Minnesota Strategic Highway Safety Plan
The Evolution of Hot Spot Mapping of Crashes: Past, Present, and Future
November 20, 2014
Obesity and Crash Risk in a Population of Tractor-Trailer Drivers
October 30, 2014
Model Criticism and Validation in Crash Reconstruction
October 23, 2014
Computerized Crash Reports Usability and Design Investigation
October 16, 2014
Micro and Macro Analysis of Railroad Grade Crossing Safety
October 2, 2014
Emerging Safety Countermeasures for Wrong-Way Driving Crashes
September 18, 2014
Supporting New Teen Drivers During Independent Driving
September 11, 2014
Advancing Pedestrian Safety: Countermeasures that Work
June 27, 2014
Understanding Young Driver Behavior to Prevent Risk
February 11, 2014