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Rural Roadway Departure Countermeasures - Part 2

November 2018 Webinar

Availability Status: Archived

  • Created: Tuesday November 13th, 2018
  • Source: Iowa Local Technical Assistance Program at Iowa State University, Institute for Transportation at Iowa State University, Federal Highway Administration
  • Publishing Organization: National Center for Rural Road Safety
  • Topic: Engineering, Road
  • Sub-Topic: Low Cost Countermeasures, Road Departure, Safety Countermeasures, Systemic Safety
  • Skill Level: Basic, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Sector: Local, State, Federal, Tribal
  • Profession: Engineers, Enforcement, Planners, Policy makers
  • Duration: 1.5 Hours

Description/Learning Outcomes:

The National Center for Rural Road Safety (Safety Center), Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) EDC-5 Team, National Association of County Engineers (NACE) Safety Committee, and the National Local Technical Assistance Program Association (NLTAPA) Safety Committee are co-hosted a FREE, 1.5-hour online webinar. 

Webinar Description
Are roadway departure crashes a challenge in your area? If so, this three-part webinar series is for you!

In part 2, attendees learned about various roadway marking/signing treatments, with a focus on horizontal curves, and how high friction surface treatments can help keep vehicles on the road.

The other webinars in the series, will/have addressed the following subjects:

  • (part 1) summary of rural roadway departure safety problem, a description of the EDC-5 innovation focused on rural roadway departure reduction, and a discussion about rumble strips
  • (part 3) clear zone treatments and roadside hardware

Not sure you can join us for all three parts? Do not worry! All three parts will be recorded and available on our website for you to view at your convenience. 

Webinar Outcomes
At the conclusion of this webinar, participants were able to:

  1. Summarize what the MUTCD says about pavement markings and horizontal curve signs.
  2. Describe some of what we know about the potential safety benefits of pavement markings and horizontal curve signing
  3. Describe the role of friction in roadway departures,
  4. Identify effective methods to improve friction, and
  5. Describe the safety benefits of high friction surface treatments

Target Audience
This training was directed towards a very broad safety audience including, but not limited to, planners, road supervisors, transportation managers, engineers, elected officials, and public health professionals. Participants should have some basic familiarity with transportation roadway safety.

Course Presenters 

  • Tori Brinkly, Safety Engineer, FHWA Resource Center Safety & Design Technical Services Team
    Tori Brinkly recently joined the Safety & Design Technical Services Team of the FHWA Resource Center as a Senior Safety Engineer. Tori has over 25 years of experience in highway safety and spent the last 17 years with the FHWA Western Federal Lands Division providing technical assistance and outreach to the Forest Service, National Park Service, and other transportation agencies. Tori is a certified NHI instructor and works with other Resource Center team members to create, update, and present training on a variety of roadside and highway safety topics. She is a registered professional engineer.
  • Keith Knapp, National Rural Road Safety Center, Iowa Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP), and the Institute for Transportation at Iowa State University
    Keith Knapp is the Director of Iowa Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP) at the Institute for Transportation (InTrans) of Iowa State University.  He has more than 25 years of experience in transportation-related training, outreach/extension, and research.  He has developed and been an instructor in local, state, and national training courses with a wide range of subjects and has taught traffic engineering, safety, and highway design at various universities.  He is a registered professional engineer.