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Hadi Shirazi (Louisiana)

Hadi Shirazi President of ATSIP
Highway Safety Engineer
Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development
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Hadi Shirazi is designated as the statewide technical expert Highway Safety Engineer for the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development’s Hazard Elimination Program. He is working for the Departments for 22 years. His duties involve the identification of hazardous locations, traffic records, and tort reduction. He develops and reviews the list of abnormal crash locations and provides recommendations for the candidate sites. He reviews and recommends projects for the Highway Safety Improvement Programs and performs evaluation to determine the statistical based on highway safety principles and practices. He develops and implements statewide policies and procedures for data collection and use. He makes technical decisions regarding the design and implementation of the Traffic Records System for the LADOTD. He provides technical assistance to LADOTD HQ and District engineers with regards to the traffic records system and Highway Safety Improvement. He participates in research studies at the state and national level and serves on the committee task forces for safety incentive AASHTO plan and NCHRP program.

He prepares the annual highway safety report to the Federal Highway Administration. Performs in-depth safety studies and prepares detailed reports on findings. He manages and reviews engineering studies, contracts, and proposals prepared by consultants. He identifies and corrects highway safety issues, develops and conducts research programs, writes proposals, and disseminates findings through publications, technical summaries, and the presentation of papers. He develops and implements Department and Statewide highway safety programs based on research findings. He makes technical decisions related to highway safety and formulates and establishes technical standards such as Highway Safety Manual (HSM). He provides expert advice to State legislators, other State, Federal and local officials, DOTD administrators and managers, Planning organizations, the news media, business and civic groups, and the general public on highway safety issues.

He is recognized by State District Courts as an expert witness in highway safety matters. He provides extremely complex and sensitive expert advice to the Department’s Legal Section, Office of Risk Management, Attorney General’s Office, Contract Attorney’s, and the US Department of Justice in preparing defenses for lawsuits affecting the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development.


Hadi Shirazi is involved, and a committee member, of several national organization such as:

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