Low Cost Safety Improvements

The Low Cost Safety Improvements class focuses on low-cost, ready-to-use engineering improvements that enhance the safety of highways with a focus on local road applications. The course reviews a wide range countermeasures and their associated crash reduction factors as identified in the AASHTO Strategic Highway Safety Plan -- NCHRP 500 Guidebooks. Engineering countermeasures for specific areas of highway safety, including roadside hazards; signing, markings, and lighting; traffic control devices; intersections; traffic signals; and railroad grade crossings are discussed. The course also introduces recent low-cost safety improvements that have been developed by States and local engineers. Through exercises, participants learn how to analyze highway safety situations and apply appropriate countermeasures to those situations.


Credit Hours

1
Road Scholar Credits

0.6
Continuing Education Credits (CEUs)


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