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Horizontal Alignment – Determining Curve Signage and Setting Advisory Speeds Part 2 of 2
September 1 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
The Florida LTAP Center presents this 2-Part Series on Horizontal Alignment – Determining Curve Signage and Setting Advisory Speeds. This is part 2 of the series, and will finish the discussion on selecting horizontal alignment signage and setting curve advisory speeds, and will also cover basic rules of signage and other options for improving safety on curves.
Horizontal curves are changes in roadway alignment that create a more demanding environment for the driver, vehicle, and pavement. The challenges associated with safe navigation of horizontal curves become compounded with the addition of a nighttime driving environment or inclement weather. Recent data analysis shows that 28 percent of all fatal crashes occur on horizontal curves. Furthermore, about three times as many crashes occur on curves compared to tangential sections of roadways and most of these crashes are roadway departures. These statistics make horizontal curves prime sites for safety improvements.
A focus on horizontal curves can prove to be a cost-effective approach to reducing roadway departure crashes. Horizontal alignment signage is low-cost and can be installed at prioritized horizontal curves to address safety issues.
This workshop will cover the importance of curve warning signage, how to select the appropriate curve signage, and how to properly set curve advisory speeds, the basic rules of signage, and other options to improve safety on curves. This webinar series will help local agencies meet compliance dates for horizontal curve signage from the MUTCD.
Todd Morrison, P.E. is a road safety advocate as a speaker, workshop instructor, and online trainer. For the past twelve years he has worked for numerous Contractors, Local Technical Assistance Programs, Cities, Counties, and DOT’s. He has taught over 500 workshops and trained over 15000 individuals.
This course offers 2 PDH’s for fully viewing the webinar.
Please note – Florida local agencies are being given first priority!
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