FHWA-NHI-380117 Combating Roadway Departures New
This course provides participants with some tools for addressing roadway departure crashes. Topics covered in this course include a discussion of engineering countermeasures as well as implementation strategies.
-Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
-Describe the Roadway Departure crash problem
-Discuss countermeasures to:
-Reduce potential for leaving the roadway
-Reduce potential for a crash if a vehicle does leave the roadway
-Minimize severity if a crash does occur
-Compare methods for deploying countermeasures
The target audience for the course includes Federal, State and local highway engineers, consulting highway design engineers, and maintenance workers. This training program is intended for individuals that have the responsibility for identifying, recommending, selecting, installing and/or maintaining appropriate countermeasures to help improve highway safety.