HD The TASA Group, Inc. Presents Student Safety Door to Door, Part II
On Tuesday, February 26, 2013, at 2 p.m. ET, The TASA Group, Inc., in conjunction with transportation and traffic engineering expert Carl Berkowitz, presented a free, one hour, interactive webinar on the nation’s most important safety topic, Student Safety Door to Door, Part II, for all legal professionals.For more than 20 million youngsters, each day begins and ends with a trip on a bus. In addition, 10 percent of all K to 8th graders walk or bicycle to and from school, while others are driven. The greatest risks to students occur not only while riding the bus, but also while walking to and from school and walking to and from the school bus or auto drop off. The purpose of this program is to provide an overview of student safety while they are being transported to and from school.During the webinar, the presenter discussed creating a safe student travel environment. The key topics covered included::* Student safety management* Federal safety standards* Driver selection and training* Driver conditions* Safe school premises* Supervision* New technologies for safe travel* Accident investigation techniquesAbout the ExpertCarl Berkowitz, PhD, PE, AICP has 50 years of transportation and traffic engineering experience. He has served as a litigation consultant, and held various positions in industry, government, and higher education. Dr. Berkowitz has extensive experience in planning, design, safety, security, construction, maintenance, operations, and management. He holds a BCE in Civil Engineering and an MBA in Industrial Management from The City College of New York, and an MS in Transportation Planning and a PhD in Transportation Planning and Engineering from Polytechnic University (NYU-Poly). In addition to his work involving pedestrians, and virtually every form of transportation and its safety (including aviation and maritime), Dr. Berkowitz has written numerous reports and articles for major publications, chaired task forces, appeared on national television, newspapers and radio, and made numerous scholarly presentations worldwide. He holds memberships in many transportation engineering and standards professional associations.Dr. Berkowitz's areas of expertise include pedestrian and passenger accidents; passenger terminal and station accidents; school bus and transit bus accidents; subway and passenger rail accidents; passengers on track accidents; bicycle and motorcycle accidents; passenger collisions; and slip, trip and fall accidents.