What If Your Road Was Responsible?
The Need to Stay on Top of Road Risk
Road safety is a moving target.
Road owners today face increased exposure. New science and new technologies are being developed. The road safety knowledge base is growing much deeper. And astute claims professionals are always seeking new recovery opportunities.
The interplay between the road, vehicles, drivers and the law can be far more complex than typically imagined – even by experts. When assessing fault, courts recognize the need to look beyond nominal safety compliance. They are increasingly weighing substantive safety, positive guidance, human factors and the role of the road environment.
Knowledge is your first defense and the key to reducing your risk.
What This Special Seminar Covers
GK’s half-day Road Authority Risk Management Seminar is essential learning for reducing risk and improving the safety on your network.
The three-part session is designed to help your team identify your most meaningful opportunities for enhancing transportation policies and practices.
Part 1: State-of-the-Practice in Forensic Investigations
What investigators can know and how they can know it impacts how Road Authorities can be held accountable and what they need to do to reduce exposure. Topics covered include:
- Vehicle advancements and collision severity
- Forensic specialization and the body of available knowledge
- Data and video acquisition abilities
- Recent changes to the minimum maintenance standards
Part 2: Road Authority Liability
There’s nothing like a case study to make abstract points about risk reduction hit home.
- An insiders view of how forensic investigations are conducted
- Transportation case studies:
- Pre and post collision reconstruction abilities
- Vehicle event data recorders (EDRs)
- Nighttime collisions and liability
- Driver abilities
- Winter maintenance
- Transit facility
- Urban roadside safety
- Municipal agreements and approvals
Part 3: Current Practices, Policies and Challenges – Open Discussion
This is a facilitated discussion between road authority departments regarding risk management that offers tremendous value.
It’s seldom that all the players concerned get together in one room and explore how they can collectively address overall safety and risk issues – issues that may only have come to light as a result of the seminar. And it’s seldom that the players can raise specific issues with an expert on hand to provide insight and guidance.
Who Should Attend
Managers and specialists across an entire organization who contribute to – or are impacted by – road user safety: including staff in planning, design, operations, maintenance, legal and risk management.
About the Seminar Leader
This essential seminar is led by one of Canada’s foremost road and transportation safety experts: Russell Brownlee, B.Sc., M.A. Sc., FITE, P. Eng.
Russell well-rounded and much published experience includes work for municipalities, transportation consultants and Forensic Engineers. He is a past Chair of the ITE’s Transportation Safety Council Executive Committee and the current Vice-Chair of ITE’s Expert Witness Council Executive Committee.
How to Arrange for a Seminar
To arrange for this half-day seminar, e-mail Dawn Finnegan. Or call her at 416.368.1700. Toll free: 1.800.564.5313