Jul 23

Countermeasures for Road Safety

Event Details

July 23, 2021


This two-hour free webinar will begin at 12:00 p.m. (Central Time)


Details to access the Webex webinar will be emailed along with a confirmation after you register.

Event Contact
Keith Knapp
InTrans, Iowa LTAP


Road safety countermeasures are actions taken to improve transportation safety and therefore decrease the number of injuries and fatalities.  These countermeasures can consist of infrastructure, behavioral, or programmatic/policy implementation.  This two-hour training will provide an overview of safety countermeasures applicable to local roads with an emphasis on low-cost practices.  Discussions include Crash Modification Factors (CMFs), systemic safety analysis, and factors for evaluating and selecting countermeasures.


The goal of this module is to provide an overview of safety countermeasures with an emphasis on local and rural road applications.

Participants should be able to do the following at the end of the webinar:
  • Understand the factors in evaluating and selecting countermeasures
  • Understand Crash Modification Factors and where to find them
  • Differentiate between systemic safety and site-specific analysis
  • Become familiar with some of the more common countermeasures

Speaker Bios

Nicole Oneyear is a Research Engineer at the Institute for Transportation (InTrans) at Iowa State University. Her research has focused on various safety topics including automated enforcement, rural curves, rural intersections, low cost safety countermeasures, local road safety and work zone safety. She also works with the National Center for Rural Road Safety helping to develop and provide training related to safety on rural roads including low cost safety improvements, maintenance and safety, and roadside safety.

David Veneziano is Safety Circuit Rider with the Iowa Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP) at the Institute for Transportation at Iowa State University. He has over 14 years of experience in various aspects of transportation research, including safety and operational analysis, winter maintenance applications, Intelligent Transportation Systems and remote sensing. In addition, his experience includes outreach and training activities for safety treatments, roadside safety, work zone flagging and safety, and roadway signing and marking.  He has also led numerous road safety assessment efforts in Iowa over the past 6 years.