Registration Open for October LEL Webinar – Registration is now open for "Impaired Driving Enforcement: The 2016 Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Holiday Campaign," scheduled for October 19 at 3:00 p.m. ET. The webinar will look at the communications assets the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has developed to support law enforcement and state highway safety offices, as well as planned activities and initiatives from NHTSA's Impaired Driving Division. The webinar will also preview the agency's plans for the annual Project Roadblock initiative and showcase successful state and regional efforts from previous impaired driving campaigns.
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FHWA Webinar: Making the Business Case for Traffic Incident Management Programs – The webinar is scheduled for Thursday, October 13, 2016 from 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET. During the webinar, participants will learn about the four-phase process for developing a TIM business case, as well as the key components and products required for an effective business case. Additionally, participants will hear firsthand experiences from two state department of transportation representatives on the progression for their rural and urban TIM programs.
TSRP Traffic Tuesday Webinar Series – The latest installment of Traffic Tuesdays will be held on Tuesday, October 11, 2016, from 2:00–3:30 p.m. CT. “Current Drug Trends” will cover a number of new drugs on the market, as well as some of the "oldies" making a comeback. It will include a review of the current nomenclature and statistics, as well expected signs and symptoms. The webinar will be presented by Sergeant Chris Andreacola from the Tucson (AZ) Police Department.
Executive Leadership Vacancy at FHWA – The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is seeking candidates for the Senior Executive Service position of Director, Office of Safety Programs. The Director leads a staff of highway safety experts in developing and implementing national initiatives and policies, and providing innovative tools and programs to improve roadway user safety and reduce fatalities on the nation’s highways. The incumbent serves as the national authority in initiating, promoting and coordinating FHWA and Department of Transportation highway safety initiatives, including the $1.3 billion Highway Safety Improvement Program. This position is located in Washington, DC.
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Two New Tools for Improving Road Safety Reporting – Through FHWA and NHTSA, the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) has developed two tools to help states facilitate the collection of data on how and where serious injuries occur: a national definition for serious injuries and a set of State Serious Injury Conversion Tables. A police roll call video is being created to help officers tasked with completing crash reports understand the new definition and how to report suspected serious injuries.
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2016 Operation Safe Driver Week – Law enforcement agencies throughout North America will engage in heightened traffic safety enforcement and education aimed at combating unsafe driving behaviors by commercial motor vehicle drivers and passenger-vehicle drivers as part of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance's Operation Safe Driver Week, Oct. 16 – 22, 2016.
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Halloween Drunk Driving Prevention – NHTSA has a variety marketing tools for Halloween drunk driving prevention efforts that can be distributed to fit local needs and objectives. These materials will help offices partner with other states, communities and organizations on this initiative.
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New “Open Forum” Explores Behavioral and Infrastructure Safety Analytics – The American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA), has announced an open forum to explore crash data analysis/infrastructure safety connectivity with a goal of moving Toward Zero Deaths on our nation’s roadways.
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