Rural Road Safety: A Shared Responsibility
Summary: Rural roads play an important role in moving people and goods in the U.S., but all too often, crashes occur, and fatalities happen. These fatalities are not just statistics, but are our loved ones and community members, so how do we proactively work to reach zero? In this webinar, we will examine the concept that rural road safety is a shared responsibility, discuss safety culture, and delve into some strategies that can be used to improve safety for all rural road users. You will leave this webinar with actions you as an individual can take to make a difference.
Intended Audience: The attendees for National Farm Safety and Health Week including farmers, rural nurse practitioners, and rural clinicians.
Objectives: At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to….
- Identify the importance of vision zero for rural areas
- Recognize effective strategies being used in rural areas
- Describe how you as an individual can support safety initiatives
Jaime Sullivan, P.E.
Director, National Center for Rural Road Safety
Jaime is a Senior Research Engineer for the Western Transportation Institute (WTI) at Montana State University with 20 years of experience. Her focus is in applied rural safety and operations research for Local and State Departments of Transportation and Public Lands such as the National Park Service. She currently serves as the Director for the National Center for Rural Road Safety, the program manager for the Public Lands Transportation Fellows Program, and the chair of the new TRB Rural Transportation Issues Coordination Council (A0040C).