The Florida LTAP Center presents this two-part webinar series on Horizontal Alignment – Determining Curve Signage and Setting Advisory Speeds. 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.
Part 1 of 2 – Turn Signs, Curve Signs, and Signing Countermeasures (8/25/2021)
The first session will cover the importance of curve warning signage, signing countermeasures, selecting horizontal alignment signage, and setting curve advisory speeds.
Part 2 of 2 – Setting Curve Advisory Speeds (9/1/2021)
The second session 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.
This webinar series is provided at no cost and will award a certificate to those fully attending and completing the webinar. Professional Development Hours will be provided to those that request these during registration. Each session in the series will award 2.0 PDHs, and a total of 4.0 PDHs can be earned for fully attending both sessions. Space is limited and Florida local agencies are being given first priority!
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. He retired from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet after serving in the Divisions of Construction, Maintenance and Traffic. At the Cabinet, he worked with environmental, work zone, construction and maintenance concerns as an Environmental Coordinator, Maintenance/Traffic Engineer, and as a Branch Manager for Operations. Recently, Todd served for two years as Kentucky’s Safety Circuit Rider helping local agencies identify low cost improvements to reduce crashes. Todd is an ATSSA certified Traffic Control Supervisor, Flagging Instructor, and Traffic Control Design Specialist.
Horizontal Alignment: Determining Curve Signage and Setting Advisory Speeds
2-Part Webinar Series
Note – you must register for each part individually
These recordings are only available until September 17, 2021