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The following traffic safety webinars and in-person training workshops are hosted by the NC Governor’s Highway Safety Program in partnership with the Institute for Transportation Research and Education and the UNC Highway Research Center.

Registration links for each event can be found in the descriptions below.

Webinar: Communication Tips for Public Outreach

Monday, February 10, 2020
10 AM – 11 AM

Recorded Webinar (YouTube)Recorded Webinar (Zoom)

In our scrolling and streaming culture, we all have to work strategically to get through the noise online, reach our target audiences, and encourage behavior change. This one hour webinar will include best practices and practical information about how to communicate effectively with the public.

Presented by:
Tracy Anderson - Research Associate, Institute for Transportation Research and Education at NC State University
Who Should Attend?
Any organization or individual who communicates with the public, including through social media pages, newsletters, media campaigns, websites, and more.

Webinar: Using NCVZ Crash Data Tools

Thursday, March 19, 2020
10 AM - 11 AM

Recorded Webinar (YouTube)Recorded Webinar (Zoom)

Data can be overwhelming. NC Vision Zero's website has many tools that are freely available to explore, each letting the user to explore the various data about NC's crashes. These tools will break down the data to a level that is not overwhelming. Matt Kuliani, NC Vision Zero's site guru and a senior member of the Geospatial Analytics and Decision Management group at ITRE at NC State, will guide you through these tools in this 1 hour webinar.
Who Should Attend?
Anyone interested in crash data or in data visualization. No technical knowledge needed.

Professional Engineers participating in this live webinar will receive a certificate awarding one (1) PDH credit approved for NCBELS continuing education. Other participants in the live webinar will receive the certificate upon request.

Webinar: Human Behavior and Road Safety

Tuesday, April 7, 2020
1 PM - 2 PM

Recorded Webinar (YouTube)Recorded Webinar (Zoom)

Why do people do what they do? In road safety, the term "human factors" is typically used to describe how people respond to the roadway environment. However, this term conveys and oversimplified notion of the role of human behavior in transportation safety. Humans are more complex than simply a list of discrete factors. Understanding human behavior is key for any successful transportation safety initiative. In this webinar, participants will learn key principles of human behavior and how to apply that knowledge to solve transportation safety problems.

Presented by:
Bevan Kirley - Senior Research Associate, UNC Highway Safety Research Center
Wes Kumfer - Engineering Research Associate, UNC Highway Safety Research Center
Dan Gelinne - Senior Research Associate, UNC Highway Safety Research Center

Professional Engineers participating in this live webinar will receive a certificate awarding one (1) PDH credit approved for NCBELS continuing education. Other participants in the live webinar will receive the certificate upon request.

Webinar: Fewer Crashes and Less Delay with New Intersection Designs

Tuesday, May 12, 2020
1 PM - 2 PM

Recorded Webinar (YouTube)Recorded Webinar (Zoom)

North Carolina leads the world in the number of installed reduced conflict intersections, and we also have installed median u-turns, continuous flow intersections, quadrant roadway intersections, and other new designs. The objective of this session is to show why these new intersection designs make sense in some spots. We will show the pros and cons of the new designs, look ahead to a future with more new designs, and discuss how to communicate to drivers and taxpayers regarding the new designs.

Download PDF of presentation slides

Presented by:
Joseph Hummer, PhD, PE - Mobility and Safety Division, NCDOT

Professional Engineers participating in this live webinar will receive a certificate awarding one (1) PDH credit approved for NCBELS continuing education. Other participants in the live webinar will receive the certificate upon request.

CPS Webinar: Energy Management Emerging Trends

Wednesday, June 10, 2020
2 PM - 3 PM

The ultimate purpose of car seats is “energy management” and” containment.” There are many design trends that assist with energy management in crashes. They are proven safety features in Europe that until the last few years have not been popular here in the USA. These features are becoming a mainstream in the car seat world for good reason. We will talk about these features like, load legs and anti-rebound features and how they work.

Presented by:
Bob Wall, Nuna Baby Essentials, Inc.

This webinar is worth 1 Child Passenger Safety CEU. Pre-registration is required and login information will be emailed. Proof of attendance that includes the Event ID will be emailed following the session. To earn this CEU you must be logged in for the entire webinar without sharing a computer. CPS CEU webinars will not be recorded.

Part of a webinar series produced by the NC Highway Safety Research Center, NC SafeKids, BuckleUpNC, and GHSP.

CPS Webinar: Hot Topics in Child Passenger Safety

Tuesday, June 16, 2020
10 AM - 11 AM

The field of child passenger safety is constantly changing. In this session Technicians will hear about emerging and important issues in child passenger safety including seat belt extenders, LATCH retrofit kits, illegal/fake car seats, and lock-offs. In addition, Technicians will hear about Britax product updates.

Presented by:
Sarah Tilton, Britax Child Safety, Inc.

This webinar is worth 1 Child Passenger Safety CEU. Pre-registration is required and login information will be emailed. Proof of attendance that includes the Event ID will be emailed following the session. To earn this CEU you must be logged in for the entire webinar without sharing a computer. CPS CEU webinars will not be recorded.

Part of a webinar series produced by the NC Highway Safety Research Center, NC SafeKids, BuckleUpNC, and GHSP.

CPS Webinar: CPS Jeopardy

Wednesday, June 24, 2020
1:30 PM - 3 PM

During this interactive session you will learn more about:
  • Parts of a car seat (features/functions)
  • Crash dynamics
  • Fake/foreign/compliant car seats
  • New car seat models
  • Misuse identification
Presented by:
Sarah Haverstick, Goodbaby

This webinar is worth 1.5 Child Passenger Safety CEUs. Pre-registration is required and login information will be emailed. Proof of attendance that includes the Event ID will be emailed following the session. To earn this CEU you must be logged in for the entire webinar without sharing a computer. CPS CEU webinars will not be recorded.

Part of a webinar series produced by the NC Highway Safety Research Center, NC SafeKids, BuckleUpNC, and GHSP.

CPS Webinar: Harmonized Statements

Wednesday, July 1, 2020
2 PM - 3 PM

Review and explanation of the harmonized statements published by the Manufacturers Alliance for Child Passenger Safety regarding child restraint system use and installation Part 1. This session will detail the reasons behind the directives and recommendations from the child restraint manufacturers.

Presented by:
Vera Fullaway, Safe Traffic System

This webinar is worth 1 Child Passenger Safety CEU. Pre-registration is required and login information will be emailed. Proof of attendance that includes the Event ID will be emailed following the session. To earn this CEU you must be logged in for the entire webinar without sharing a computer. CPS CEU webinars will not be recorded.

Part of a webinar series produced by the NC Highway Safety Research Center, NC SafeKids, BuckleUpNC, and GHSP.

Webinar: Wrong Way Driving

Tuesday, July 14, 2020
1 PM - 2 PM

Recorded Webinar (YouTube)Recorded Webinar (Zoom)

Webinar Presentation Slides (PDF)

Wrong way crashes on freeways are a rare but serious occurrence. This webinar will cover an overview of the wrong way driving crash problem and engineering strategies that can be used to combat the problem.

Presented by:
Daniel Carter, PE - Traffic Safety Project Engineer, NCDOT

Professional Engineers participating in this live webinar will receive a certificate awarding one (1) PDH credit approved for NCBELS continuing education. Other participants in the live webinar will receive the certificate upon request.

CPS Webinar: LATCH, Beyond the Basics: Resources, Reminders and Current Issues

Thursday, July 30, 2020
10 AM - 11 AM

Students will have a quick review of LATCH concepts, then delve right into the history, testing and current industry standards for the LATCH system in motor vehicles. Students will be guided through current LATCH configurations in vehicles today that can cause confusion for technicians and caregivers. Students will use available resources to determine how these new designs are used so they can be better educators in the field.

Presented by:
Sarah Tilton, Britax Child Safety, Inc.

This webinar is worth 1 Child Passenger Safety CEU. Pre-registration is required and login information will be emailed. Proof of attendance that includes the Event ID will be emailed following the session. To earn this CEU you must be logged in for the entire webinar without sharing a computer. CPS CEU webinars will not be recorded.

Part of a webinar series produced by the NC Highway Safety Research Center, NC SafeKids, BuckleUpNC, and GHSP.

Webinar: Where Do You Go and How Do You Get There? The Art and Science of Effective Travel Survey Design

Thursday, August 20, 2020
1 PM - 2 PM

Recorded Webinar (YouTube)Recorded Webinar (Zoom)

Travel surveys can be a valuable source of information on how, where, and why people get around. Yet much like constructing a bridge without a solid grounding in physics, many surveys are seemingly built without knowledge of the principles of survey question construction.

In this webinar, participants will discuss the importance of considering data interpretation during survey construction and ways to test survey questions. Participants will also explore survey do’s and don’ts toward helping us all better understand people's transportation patterns, perceptions, motivations and decisions.

Presented by:
Wes Kumfer - Engineering Research Associate, UNC Highway Safety Research Center
Seth LaJeunesse - Assistant Director, National Center for Safe Routes to School, UNC Highway Safety Research Center
Tabitha Combs - Research Associate and Lecturer, UNC Department of City and Regional Planning

Professional Engineers participating in this live webinar will receive a certificate awarding one (1) PDH credit approved for NCBELS continuing education. Other participants in the live webinar will receive the certificate upon request.

CPS Webinar: Manufacturer Update: Clek

Thursday, September 3, 2020
1 PM - 2 PM

Register Here

In this webinar Clek will give Technicians an overview of their products, including newly released products.

Presented by:
Trudy Slaght, Clek

This webinar is worth 1 Child Passenger Safety CEU. Pre-registration is required and login information will be emailed. Proof of attendance that includes the Event ID will be emailed following the session. To earn this CEU you must be logged in for the entire webinar without sharing a computer. CPS CEU webinars will not be recorded.

Part of a webinar series produced by the NC Highway Safety Research Center, NC SafeKids, BuckleUpNC, and GHSP.

CPS Webinar: Manufacturer Update: KidsEmbrace

Tuesday , September 15, 2020
2 PM - 3 PM

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In this webinar KidsEmbrace will give Technicians an overview of their products, including newly released products.

Presented by:
Vincent Mastrangelo and Tony Jerisha, KidsEmbrace

This webinar is worth 1 Child Passenger Safety CEU. Pre-registration is required and login information will be emailed. Proof of attendance that includes the Event ID will be emailed following the session. To earn this CEU you must be logged in for the entire webinar without sharing a computer. CPS CEU webinars will not be recorded.

Part of a webinar series produced by the NC Highway Safety Research Center, NC SafeKids, BuckleUpNC, and GHSP.

CPS Webinar: Things that Make Techs Go “Hmmm”

Tuesday, September 29, 2020
2 PM - 3 PM

Register Here

In this interactive webinar, a panel of experts will answer commonly asked questions from CPS Technicians. Topics could include: how to communicate technical information, CPS and COVID-19, NC Laws, best practice recommendations, and dealing with challenging situations. Audience participation is encouraged so bring your questions!

Presented by:
To be determined

This session will not count as a CEU but will fulfill the “Community Education” requirement needed for re-certification.

Part of a webinar series produced by the NC Highway Safety Research Center, NC SafeKids, BuckleUpNC, and GHSP.

August 17-19, 2021 • Raleigh, NC

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