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Event Proceedings
Vision Safe Drive Conference

May 20-21, 2009
Ramkota Inn • Rapid City, SD

The conference goal was to enhance the region's traffic safety through exchanges on emerging issues, successes, and challenges ahead that will be used to prioritize research and outreach needs for the region.

Sponsored by the Rural Transportation Safety and Security Center, UGPTI, NDSU in cooperation with MDT, SDDOT, SDDPS, WYDOT, FHWA, and NHTSA.



Federal Insights for Rural Transportation Safety (PDF, 3495K)Joseph Toole, Associate Administrator, Office of Safety, FHWA
Rural Safety Initiative (PDF, 204K)Bill Watada, Regional Administrator, NHTSA
Minnesota's Safety Program: From "Black Spot" to Systematic (PDF, 626K)David Engstrom, MN DOT Local Road Safety
Local Rural Road Issues and Opportunities (PDF, 3931K)Dennis Trusty, Northern Plains TTAP and Ron Marshall, South Dakota LTAP
Sturgis, Success in 4E's and Multi-jurisdictional Coordination (PDF, 760K)Doug Kinniburgh, Traffic Engineer, SDDOT
Motorcycle Safety Issues (PDF, 1048K)James Carpenter, Office of Highway Safety, SD
Tribal Safety Conscious Planning: Lessons and Successes (PDF, 1544K)Jim Lynch, Director, MDT
Tribal Lands Crash Reporting (PDF, 2292K)Pete Red Tomahawk, Standing Rock Sioux
Creative Use of Existing Resources to Offer Safe Rides (PDF, 277K)Kasey Skalicky, Sheyenne Valley Safe Communities
BAC Testing for All DUI Arrests (PDF, 99K)James Carpenter, Office of Highway Safety, SD
Rollover Simulator: A Tool to Promote Safe Communities (PDF, 1560K)Robyn Litke, Safe Communities Coalition of the Red River Valley
Stopping Impaired Driving (PDF, 1001K)Lt. James Johns, Rapid City Police Department, SD
Traffic Safety: Yesterday and Today (PDF, 1039K)Lt. Jody Skogen, ND Highway Patrol
Server Training in North Dakota (PDF, 249K)Karin Mongeon, ND Office of Traffic Safety
Data Drives Behavioral Safety Efforts (PDF, 228K)Mary Hunter, Idaho Transportation Department
Introducing the System-Wide Perspective to Highway Safety Planning (PDF, 1250K)Scott Zainhofsky, NDDOT
Local Decision Making for Rural Roundabouts (PDF, 2820K)Keith Berndt, Cass County ND Road Department
Safety Improvements for Unpaved Roads (PDF, 1559K)Ken Skorseth, SDSU/SDLTAP
Using GIS to Enhance Safety Investments (PDF, 905K)Cliff Reuer, SDDOT
High Risk Rural Roads (HRRR): Program Best Practices (PDF, 497K)John Dewar, FHWA
Projects, Prioritization and Asset Management (PDF, 195K)Matt Carlson, WYDOT
Washington State's Progress on the Safety Culture: Engaging State Policy and Local Decision Makers (PDF, 1516K)Lowell M. Porter, Washington Traffic Safety Commission
Idaho's Highway Corridor Safety Health (PDF, 244K)Brent Jennings, ITD
Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP) Implementation Process Model (IPM) (PDF, 1275K)Tamiko Burnell, FHWA Office of Safety
NDSU Dept 2880P.O. Box 6050Fargo, ND 58108-6050