PDH Online

D.O.T, Low Cost Treatments for Horizontal Curve Safety

Credit: 8 PDH
Course Fee: $120.00
66 pages

“Attention NYS Engineers and Land Surveyors: This course is approved for NYS licensed engineers only”

Course Summary:

Nearly 25 percent of fatal crashes occur at or near a horizontal curve. Hence, addressing the safety problem at horizontal curves is one of the 22 emphasised areas of the Strategic Highway Safety Plan prepared by AASHTO. Also, crashes at horizontal curves are a big component of the road departure crash problem, which is one of FHWA’s three focus areas.

Learning Objective:

Upon completion of this course the participant will learn:

Practical information on low-cost treatments, that can be applied at horizontal curves, to address identified or potential safety problems.

Some of the basic treatment are as follow:

  • Basic treatments for horizontal curves
  • Enhanced basic treatments
  • Other traffic control device treatments
  • Rumble strips
  • Minor roadway improvements
  • Innovative and experimental treatments
  • Maintenance treatments

Review the quiz before studying the course.

Course Content

Course Author: US Department of Transportation

Course 1

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