In conjunction with the Watch For Me NC safety campaign, the North Carolina Department of Transportation and UNC’s Highway Safety Research Center are offering “Enforcement for Pedestrian & Bicycle Safety.” This free, one-day workshop will be held April 7, 2014 in Davidson, NC.

This course provides law enforcement officers with the special traffic management knowledge and skills they need to improve pedestrian and bicyclist safety in their communities. WE BIKE’s Peter Flucke, a nationally recognized pedestrian and bicyclist safety expert and former law enforcement officer, will present the latest pedestrian and bicyclist safety enforcement information. Topic areas include:

 

  • ·         Where pedestrians and bicyclists fit in
  • ·         Engineering for pedestrian/bicycle safety
  • ·         How pedestrian/bicycle crashes occur
  • ·         The role of education and enforcement
  • ·         Relevant laws and enforcement practices
  • ·         Pedestrian and bicyclist environmental audit
  • ·         Mock crosswalk enforcement operations
  • ·         Crash investigation and reporting
  • ·         Potential law enforcement partners

The course will include hands-on, in-the-field training on how to conduct a Pedestrian Crosswalk Enforcement Operation.

Coffee, soft drinks, and snacks will be available during the courses.  Lunch will be provided for all participants.

To register, go online to www.watchformenc.org/training-calendar.

Space is limited and classes will be filled on a first come, first serve basis. Details regarding course times and address will be sent to registrants the week before the class.

If you have any questions, please contact James Gallagher at james@hsrc.unc.edu or 919-843-7007.