When: Tuesday, September 1, 2020 -- 2:00 - 3:30 PM ET
This webinar was developed by the ITE Transportation Safety Council.
This webinar will explore the topic of public agency liability for transportation professionals involved in safety and specifically the factors of limiting liability and damages resulting from Vision Zero programs. We will identify how to select Vision Zero focused countermeasures in a way that minimizes possible exposure to liability and damages with attention given to successfully implementing innovative treatments. Presenters will outline what steps to take when a liability concern is raised in association with Vision Zero.
Transportation agencies often use standards, guidelines and threat of being sued as the reason to do or not to do something. We will review how to identify and document use of countermeasures that do not precisely follow a standard but where there might be precedent and have been utilized effectively in other states/provinces or countries. Presenters will provide general guidelines on how to document decisions and achieve discretionary immunity.
In addition, this webinar will consider how to measure and report Vision Zero-related serious injuries and fatalities statistics in a way that does not increase liability concerns.
Attendees of this webinar will be able to:
Moderator: Gerard Soffian, Adjunct Professor | NYU Tandon School of Engineering
ITE Members: $49.00
This fee includes a live web event, an archived recording, webinar evaluation, 1.5 PDH credits, and a certificate of completion.