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Highway Safety Manual Practitioners Guide for Two-Lane Rural Highways

PROGRAM AREA: Highway Safety
Instructor-led Training (ILT)Instructor-led Training (ILT)
Calendar Year
Host Price
1 Days
0 Units
$300 Per Participant

TRAINING LEVEL: Accomplished

CLASS SIZE: Minimum: 22 Maximum: 30


This course provides a proven methodology for the safety performance of geometric design decisions in a like manner to that of predicting capacity and level of service based upon large scale definitive research. The crash prediction models for total crashes and cross-section related crashes based upon lane width, shoulder width, roadside hazard, traffic volume (exposure) and other characteristics are presented. Examples of safety performance prediction are presented for highway segments and intersections.

Discussion of research and the interactive effects of lane and shoulder widths, hazard rating, and access density (driveways) on safety performance are presented. Each student receives a copy of the "Safety Effects of Highway Design Features for Two-Lane Rural Highways" manual.

IMPORTANT: Participants should bring a scientific notation calculator as the course involves calculating decimal value to decimal power for crash prediction values.


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

  • Recognize the safety effects of geometric design features
  • Predict the safety performance of geometric design features
  • Compare alternative designs based upon an assessment of the safety effects of geometric design features


State and local highway engineers and consultants involved in the design of two-lane rural highways.

If you have questions about this NHI training, please contact NHI at or 877.558.6873.


Start Date: 8/25/2015
End Date: 8/25/2015
Location: CONCORD, NH
Local Coordinator: Jen Graf (603) 271-8025
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