Learn How to Apply the Predictive Method from the Highway Safety Manual

August 31, 2010

The AASHTO Highway Safety Manual (HSM) has four parts:

  1. Introduction and Fundamentals
  2. Roadway Safety Management Process
  3. Predictive Method
  4. Crash Modification Factors

Part C can be readily applied to any project where the engineer or planner is testing the safety impacts of different cross-sectional features of a roadway segment or intersection. It essentially provides a method for predicting the quantitative safety performance (i.e. crash frequency) of a particular facility.

To support application of the HSM, Kittelson & Associates, Inc. is offering a daylong workshop to teach attendees how to apply Part C: Predictive Method. This will include fundamentals of the method, how to apply the material, how to interpret the results, and potential strengths and pitfalls of the method. The material will be demonstrated using real world project examples that engineers and planners face on a daily basis.

Who should attend

The workshops will target staff and senior level engineers and planners who are interested in applying the HSM Part C: Predictive Method on projects to assess the safety impacts of design options. The workshop will be led by Elizabeth Wemple, PE, Kittelson & Associates, Inc.’s project manager on NCHRP 17-36: Production of the First Edition Highway Safety Manual.

2010/2011 Workshop Locations


All workshops run from 8-5pm. Click on a link below for more information and to RSVP for that event:

Baltimore, Maryland on Sep 16th, 2010

Phoenix, Arizona on Oct 27th, 2010

Orlando, Florida on Nov 11th, 2010

Fort Lauderdale, Florida on Feb 17th, 2011

Anchorage, Alaska on Mar 4th, 2011

Bend, Oregon on Apr 20th, 2011

Portland, Oregon on May 25th, 2011

Boise, Idaho on Jun 16th, 2011

Canberra, Australia on Dec 1st, 2011

Brisbane, Australia on Dec 1st, 2011

Questions? Feel free to email Elizabeth Wemple or connect by phone at (503) 228-5230.

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