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Low-Cost Safety Improvements Workshop

PROGRAM AREA: Highway Safety
COURSE NUMBER: FHWA-NHI-380076
Instructor-led Training (ILT)Instructor-led Training (ILT)
Calendar Year
Length
CEU
Host Price
2014
1 Days
0.6 Units
$300 Per Participant

TRAINING LEVEL: Accomplished

CLASS SIZE: Minimum: 22 Maximum: 35

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

This course provides a comprehensive presentation of low-cost, ready-to-use improvements that enhance the safety of highways. The course covers a synthesis of countermeasures and their associated crash reduction factors as identified in the "AASHTO Strategic Highway Safety Plan -- NCHRP 500 Guidebooks." Countermeasures for specific areas of highway safety, including roadside hazards; signing, markings, and lighting; traffic control devices; intersections; traffic signals; and railroad grade crossings are discussed. The course also introduces recent low-cost safety improvements that have been developed by States and local engineers. Through exercises, participants learn how to analyze highway safety situations and apply appropriate countermeasures to those situations.

OUTCOMES:

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify appropriate engineering countermeasures from crash patterns
  • Recognize deficiencies in operation/design and select appropriate countermeasures for roadside hazards
  • Recognize deficiencies in safety performance of signing, markings, and lighting, and elect appropriate countermeasures
  • Recognize deficiencies in operation/design of intersections and select appropriate countermeasures
  • Recognize deficiencies in operation/design of traffic signals and select appropriate countermeasures
  • Recognize deficiencies in operation/design of railroad grade crossings and select appropriate countermeasures
  • Illustrate new and innovative low-cost safety improvement measures developed by State DOTs

TARGET AUDIENCE:

Federal, State, and local transportation, traffic and safety engineers, and planners involved in reducing crashes.

If you have questions about this NHI training, please contact NHI at nhicustomerservice@dot.gov or 877.558.6873.


380076 SESSION INFORMATION:

Start Date: 4/22/2014
End Date: 4/22/2014
Location: TOPEKA, KS
Local Coordinator: Becky Welsh (785) 291-3463
Availability:
5 Public Seats
$300 Per Participant
 
2 FHWA Seats
 
Start Date: 4/29/2014
End Date: 4/29/2014
Location: KING OF PRUSSIA, PA
Local Coordinator: Julie Bradley 717-8069
Availability:
No Public Seats Available
 
Please contact the Local Coordinator to enroll in this session.
 
3 FHWA Seats
 
Start Date: 5/15/2014
End Date: 5/15/2014
Location: INDIANAPOLIS, IN
Local Coordinator: Brad Steckler (317) 232-5137
Availability:
No Public Seats Available
 
Please contact the Local Coordinator to enroll in this session.
 
2 FHWA Seats
 
Start Date: 5/22/2014
End Date: 5/22/2014
Location: CONCORD, NH
Local Coordinator: Jen Graf (603) 271-8025
Availability:
No Public Seats Available
 
Please contact the Local Coordinator to enroll in this session.
 
1 FHWA Seats
 
Start Date: 8/20/2014
End Date: 8/20/2014
Location: COLUMBIA, SC
Local Coordinator: Christy Carter (803) 737-4065
Availability:
No Public Seats Available
 
Please contact the Local Coordinator to enroll in this session.
 
3 FHWA Seats
 

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The National Highway Institute (NHI) has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). In obtaining this accreditation, NHI has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of their Authorized Provider status, NHI is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.

 

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