Intended Audience: Traffic engineers and other transportation professionals
PDH UNITS: 2
In this online engineering PDH course, a set of 20 Proven Safety Countermeasures that the FHWA has identified and is promoting are presented. The widespread use of these countermeasures can offer significant, measurable impacts as part of any agency’s data-driven, systemic approach to improving safety. These strategies are designed to enhance safety on all kinds of roads—from rural to urban, from high-volume freeways to less traveled two-lane State and county roads, from signalized crossings to horizontal curves, and everything in between. Each countermeasure addresses intersections, roadway departures, or pedestrian/bicyclist facilities—along with crosscutting strategies that address all three safety focus areas. This course is based on the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration document, “Making Our Roads Safer One Countermeasure at a Time” FHWA-SA-18-029, which can be accessed at https://safety.fhwa.dot.gov/provencountermeasures/fhwasa18029/
Learning ObjectivesAt the conclusion of this course, you’ll be able to identify and discuss:
- Course participants will be able to describe five countermeasures for decreasing crashes related to roadway departure.
- Course participants will be able to describe seven countermeasures for decreasing crashes related to intersections.
- Course participants will be able to describe five countermeasures for decreasing crashes related to pedestrians/bicycles.
- Course participants will be able to describe three countermeasures for decreasing crashes related to situations involving a combination of roadway departure, intersections, and pedestrians/bicycles.
- Course participants will be able to contribute to road safety audits.