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Course Description

Highway Safety Manual Practitioners Guide for Geometric Design Features

PROGRAM AREA: Highway Safety
COURSE NUMBER: FHWA-NHI-380070
Instructor-led Training (ILT)Instructor-led Training (ILT)
Calendar Year
Length
CEU
Host Price
2014
2 Days
1.2 Units
$400 Per Participant

TRAINING LEVEL: Accomplished

CLASS SIZE: Minimum: 22 Maximum: 30

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

This course includes both 2-lane and multi-lane highways and 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" manual.

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

OUTCOMES:

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

TARGET AUDIENCE:

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

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


380070 SESSION INFORMATION:

Start Date: 7/09/2014
End Date: 7/10/2014
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
 
Start Date: 4/30/2014
End Date: 5/01/2014
Location: COLUMBUS, OH
Local Coordinator: Victoria Beale (614) 466-3129
Availability:
28 Public Seats
$400 Per Participant
 
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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