Safe System Approach Student Competition

Background Information

ITE is a strong supporter of the National Roadway Safety Strategy (NRSS) and a strong advocate for use of the Safe System Approach. On January 27, 2022, USDOT released the NRSS, a comprehensive approach to reduce serious injuries and deaths on the Nation’s highways, roads, and streets. More than 40,000 people die on America’s roads. Through the NRSS, USDOT committed to a national vision of zero roadway fatalities and identified priority actions it will take in pursuit of five Safe System objectives: Safer People, Safer Roads, Safer Vehicles, Safer Speeds, and Post-Crash Care.

Examples of ITE’s wide range of products to support widespread adoption of the Safe System Approach include:

In addition to the efforts mentioned above, ITE believes that our students can play an important role on implementing Safe System Approach strategies to save lives. This video competition, led by the ITE Safety Council, will be a professional development opportunity for ITE student chapters interested in learning more about the Safe System Approach, networking with transportation safety professionals, and increasing awareness of Safe System solutions to improve safety in our roads.

2024 Competition Overview

ITE Student Chapters are invited to develop a short video highlighting your preferred local case studies of SSA (Safe System Approach) noteworthy practices. Students can review the Safe System Approach information on the ITE website prior to recording the videos.

The video duration can be no longer than 2-5 minutes long and should be filmed in landscape mode only. ITE International Headquarters will make the necessary edits, as professional edits are not required. If you are a student chapter and choose to submit a video, you will receive the following:

  • An official certificate of completion from ITE International Headquarters.
  • An opportunity to virtually present your video during an ITE webinar and to participate in the ITE Safety Council Meeting.
  • Your video posted on the ITE Safe System Approach web page.
  • Your video included in ITE Student News
  • Your video promoted through ITE's social media platforms to ITE's growing network of 18,000+ transportation professionals.
  • Recognition in  ITE Journal.
  • Your video posted in ITE e-Community.
  • Recognition at the Student Reception during the TRB Meeting in January 2025.

Example Videos from ITE Headquarters:  ITE HQ - 15th Street Two-away Cycle Track.MOV and  ITE HQ - Maryland Route 97 Speed Limit Reductions (1).MOV

Please submit all videos to the link below by Friday, August 30, 2024, by 11:59 PM EST. Be sure to submit your video with your student chapters’ full school name and case study location as the title. (Ex. School Full Name – Location Name).

Safe System Approach Competition Video Submissions

If you should any questions or concerns, email Luana Broshears and Jada Johnson