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Course Description

New Approaches to Highway Safety Analysis

PROGRAM AREA: Highway Safety
Instructor-led Training (ILT)Instructor-led Training (ILT)
Calendar Year
Host Price
3 Days
1.8 Units
$500 Per Participant
3 Days
0 Units
$910 Per Participant

TRAINING LEVEL: Accomplished

CLASS SIZE: Minimum: 22 Maximum: 30


The primary purpose of this course is to help attendees gain an understanding of the Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) process, safety engineering principles and human factors issues related to traffic and road safety. It also provides the participant with an explanation of the latest methods for identifying collision causes and selecting cost-effective safety improvements. Finally, this course will serve as a prerequisite for those who will be utilizing SafetyAnalyst, a set of software tools currently under development that are designed to assist State and local agencies to improve the decisionmaking process in implementing safety improvement projects.


Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the components of the Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP)
  • Explain safety engineering principles relevant to planning for highway safety improvement measures specific to three types of crashes roadway departures, intersection-related, and pedestrian
  • Describe the relevance and impact of human factors in the planning of highway safety improvement measures for three types of crashes roadway departures, intersection-related, and pedestrian
  • Determine strategies for the selection of cost-effective highway safety improvement measures for three types of crashes roadway departures, intersection-related, and pedestrian


This course is intended primarily for State DOT staff involved with the Highway Safety Improvement Program, and for FHWA safety specialists. These specialists include engineers, planners, and technicians.

If you have questions about this NHI training, please contact NHI at or 877.558.6873.


Start Date: 2/02/2016
End Date: 2/04/2016
Location: COLUMBIA, SC
Local Coordinator: Christy Carter (803) 737-4065
No Public Seats Available
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3 FHWA Seats

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The National Highway Institute (NHI) has been accredited as an Accredited Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). In obtaining this accreditation, NHI has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of their Accredited Provider status, NHI is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.


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