Designing Intersections for Safety

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Designing Intersections for Safety

December 16, 2021 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET 

Training Course delivered virtually through Zoom. 


Intersection safety is a national, state and local priority. Intersections comprise a small part of the overall highway represent a disproportionate share of the safety problem. Intersection fatalities, injuries, and crashes constitute some 21% of all crashes each year and 55% of crashes in urban areas. The objective of this Intersection Safety Workshop is to provide practitioners with the latest information on readily-available and low-cost practices that are proven to reduce the incidence of intersection crashes. The workshop focuses on applications that can be implemented quickly and at relatively low cost. Examples and case studies are provided for the application of proven practices and crash reduction measures for both rural and urban intersections. These best practices are linked to the latest research, which quantifies their safety benefits. Outcomes Upon completion of the training, participants will be able to: Apply strategies to compare the safety performance of an intersection against the expected (predicted) number of crashes for an intersection of that type based upon traffic volumes Identify appropriate countermeasures targeted to reductions in the types of crashes experienced Quantify the expected crash reductions by applying crash modification factors associated with the countermeasures for developing benefit/cost information for decision makers


Juan M. Morales, P.E., is the President of J.M. Morales & Associates. During his 30-plus year career, Mr. Morales has developed and presented several courses on transportation engineering, planning and safety issues worldwide. Prior to starting his transportation engineering consulting firm in 1995, Mr. Morales served as director of technical programs for the Institute of Transportation Engineers, including directing ITE’s Educational Foundation. Prior to joining ITE, Mr. Morales worked as a traffic and research engineer for the Federal Highway Administration in McLean, VA, where he was actively involved in traffic control, highway safety, congestion management, and simulation. Mr. Morales holds an M.S.C.E. degree from the Georgia Tech. He is a registered professional engineer in the Commonwealth of Virginia and ITE fellow member. Mr. Morales is a certified instructor for the National Highway Institute (NHI) and the American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA), and serves as highway safety consultant for the World Bank.

Session Agenda

  • 9 a.m.-12 p.m. ET

Instruction & Interactive Discussion

  • 12 p.m.-1 p.m. ET


  • 1 p.m.- 4 p.m. ET

Instruction & Interactive Discussion

Target Audience

Federal, state, and local agency transportation safety engineers and subordinates respsonsible for implementing intersection improvements to reduce crashes.

Course Length

6 hours

Course Credit

6 Professional Development Hours (PDH)