Tuesday May 14th,
12:00 to 1:00
Speaker: Jim Clark, P.E.
Topic: Safer roads and communities through real-time signal optimization
We are offering One (1) PDH at this meeting.
Transportation professionals at the national, state and local levels are putting an unprecedented focus on improving road safety through anti-distracted driving initiatives, “toward zero fatalities” campaigns and other similar efforts. More than 30,000 people die in traffic accidents in the U.S. each year. Twenty percent of the fatalities are intersection-related. As traffic engineers, we must deliver a higher standard in traffic management and safety.
One of the most cost-effective tools for improving road safety is real-time adaptive traffic control. This technology enables traffic signals to adapt to actual traffic demand. By intelligently synchronizing traffic signals and reducing stops, adaptive traffic control reduces the opportunity for conflict between vehicles and thus reduces the number of crashes. One such technology, InSync from Rhythm Engineering, is verified by police departments across the U.S. to reduce crashes as such:
- 30% reduction in crashes in Springdale, Arkansas
- 24% reduction in crashes in Topeka, Kansas
- 26% reduction in crashes in Evans, Georgia
- 17% reduction in crashes in Lee’s Summit, Missouri
As deployment time in the field accumulates, we expect to see this trend grow and solidify. The implications of these independently documented facts are important to understand.
Location: Vista Center – 2300 N. Jog Road West Palm Beach, FL 33411 (Room 1E-58)
Directions: From I-95, head West on Okeechobee Blvd. until you pass over the Turnpike. Then take a right at the second light (Jog Road) heading North, and continue about a third of a mile. Finally, on your right will be The Vista Center Government Building Main Entrance. Be sure to park in Visitor’s Parking.
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