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Course Description

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
2016
1 Days
0 Units
$300 Per Participant
2017
1 Days
0 Units
$300 Per Participant

TRAINING LEVEL: Accomplished

CLASS SIZE: Minimum: 20 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.


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