PBIC and FHWA Announce Free Webinar on Pedestrian Safety Enforcement Operations

News Brief

August 19, 2014

CHAPEL HILL , NC—The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC) announce a free webinar on enforcement operations for pedestrian safety:

Pedestrian Safety Enforcement Operations
Thursday, September 4, 2014
1:00 - 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time

To register: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/306931298

In 2012, 4,743 pedestrians were killed in traffic crashes—a five-year high. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) developed a new guide that gives law enforcement and community partners advice, guidance, and promising practices for setting up and conducting effective pedestrian safety enforcement and reducing pedestrian fatalities. To be released this summer, Pedestrian Safety Enforcement Operations: A How-To Guide is the result of an intensive multi-year collaboration with dozens of law enforcement agencies across the country. The guide offers detailed information about planning, conducting, and following up enforcement operations, as well as case studies highlighting successful programs from across the country.

This informative session will include presentations and a discussion with the guide’s authors and presentations from two-case study programs, introducing you to the guide and its findings and providing information about incorporating successful pedestrian safety strategies in your community. Katherine Fiedler, Scott Stafford and Christine Brittle of Acclaro Research Solutions, Inc., will discuss the development of the guide. Ranjit Walia, of Civic Eye Collaborative, LLC, and Captain Tim Oberzier, of the San Francisco Police Department, will share case studies of two enforcement programs.

The presenters will also participate in a question and answer session to answer questions from the attendees.

This webinar is one of the free webinars that FHWA offers quarterly as part of its Pedestrian Safety Focus States and Cities initiatives.  FHWA's Safety Office is trying to aggressively reduce pedestrian deaths by focusing extra resources on the states and cities with the highest pedestrian fatalities and/or fatality rates. Webinar archives for this series, as well as listings of upcoming sessions, can be found at http://www.pedbikeinfo.org/training/webinars_FHWA.cfm.

Since its inception in 1999, PBIC's mission has been to improve the quality of life in communities through the increase of safe walking and bicycling as a viable means of transportation and physical activity. The Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center is maintained by the University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center with funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration.