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NJLTAP – The Safe System Approach: What is it and why is it getting so much attention? (Webinar)

  • May 10, 2022
  • 12:00 pm–1:30 pm

Achieving the vision of eliminating deaths and serious injuries from our Nation’s roads may seem daunting since traffic fatalities in the United States have been on the rise in recent years. To make meaningful progress, a new paradigm is needed in the way we think about the traffic safety problem. The Safe System approach is a recognized international road safety best practice that is rapidly gaining awareness and application in the United States. It is an approach centered around creating a road system that accommodates inevitable human mistakes with a focus on avoiding severe outcomes. Creating a Safe System requires strengthening all the elements within the system and leveraging collaborative partnerships.

In this webinar you will learn about the six foundational principles of the Safe System approach and the five elements of the system that must work together to achieve the vision of zero roadway deaths. This session will explain the important distinctions that make a Safe System approach different from traditional approaches to road safety.

Date & Time

May 10, 2022
12:00 pm–1:30 pm



Mark Doctor, PE, Senior Safety & Design Engineer – Federal Highway Administration Resource Center

Mark provides technical assistance and training to advance the application of innovative and performance-based safety and design practices on a national level. Mark began his career with the FHWA in 1988 and has served in his current position with the FHWA Resource Center Safety and Design Team since 2005 where he provides technical services in the areas of geometric design, intersection safety, innovative intersections, freeway interchange design, and the Safe System approach. Mark received a BS degree in civil engineering from Clemson University and an MS in transportation engineering from the University of Florida. He is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Georgia.


This workshop is sponsored by the Federal Highway Administration and New Jersey Department of Transportation through the New Jersey Local Technical Assistance Program.


1 PDH; 1 NJ CPWM Technical Credit Applied For


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