RSTF 2020: Focus on Traffic Safety Culture

By Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (other events)

Tuesday, March 31 2020 10:00 AM 12:00 PM

Due to the current suspension of large in-person meetings at DVRPC, this event will be held as a virtual meeting, similar to a webinar. Instructions on joining the virtual meeting will be sent out to registrants on Monday, March 30th.

This meeting will introduce the topic of traffic safety culture, which will guide RSTF programming throughout 2020. Each RSTF meeting focuses on a critical road safety issue facing the Delaware Valley region. In 2020, the RSTF is dedicating our four meetings to the issue of changing traffic safety culture in the region. This meeting will feature presentations on the concept of “traffic safety culture” and how it can be applied to encourage institutional change in the Delaware Valley region.

Established in September 2005, the Regional Safety Task Force brings together a multi-disciplinary group of professionals to identify safety goals, strategies and resources. The goal of the Task Force is to build and maintain effective partnerships with the purpose of reaching zero casualties from crashes in the region.

1. Welcome and Introductions

2. Featured Presentation: Introduction to Traffic Safety Culture

  • Wes Kumfer, Ph.D., RSP1, Engineering Research Associate, UNC Highway Safety Research Center
  • Nicholas Ward, Ph.D., Director, Center for Health and Safety Culture, Montana State University

3. Local Response Panel

  • Lou Belmonte, Assistant District Executive, PennDOT District 6-0
  • Angela Dixon, Director of Planning, Office of Transportation, Infrastructure, and Sustainability, City of Philadelphia
  • Matthew Lawson, Principal Planner, Mercer County

4. Action Item Development Breakout Session

5. Member Updates and Conclusion


RSTF Goal: To reduce roadway crashes and eliminate serious injuries and fatalities from crashes in the Delaware Valley

This event is approved for AICP credit (#9197842).

Mailing Address

190 N Independence Mall West 8th Floor Philadelphia, PA 19106