Jul 09

Reading the Road

Event Details

July 9, 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


This two hour training will teach participants how to “read the road” as well as the importance of doing so in daily activities. It will use real world examples on different roadway components to demonstrate how participants may be able to uncover potential safety issues during their routine activities.  It will also discuss how the road safety audit process can be used to “read the road” in a more formal approach. The training will also discuss the consequences daily activities of workers may have on safety. .


Upon successful completion of this module, participants will be able to “read the road” as well as understand the importance of doing so in daily activities.

Participants should be able to do the following at the end of the webinar:
  • Define what is meant by “reading the road”
  • Identify potential safety issues or indications road users may have problems traveling or navigating a roadway
  • Identify “reading the road” step(s) in the Road Safety Audit (RSA) process
  • Demonstrate the steps of a RSA

Speaker Bio

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.