Roadway Traffic Signs

Course Number: T-3020
Credit: 3 PDH
Subject Matter Expert: Gregory J. Taylor, P.E.
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Overview

In Roadway Traffic Signs, you'll learn ...

  • Basic requirements of traffic control devices
  • Sign categories usage
  • Location and placement considerations for signs
  • How to establish priority where more than one sign is required

Overview

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Credit: 3 PDH

Length: 58 pages

In this course, you’ll learn how to effectively use signs to guide roadway traffic, and thereby reduce your liability exposure.

Traffic signs are the primary communication devices used for informing drivers of regulations, roadway conditions, etc. The goal is to provide drivers with relevant information when they need it - resulting in safer, more efficient roadways with reduced liability risks. However, poor sign management can greatly reduce safety, contribute to roadway incidents, and increase liability exposure.

The objective of this course is to give engineers and designers an in-depth look at the principles to be considered when selecting and designing for traffic control. Upon course completion, you should be familiar with the general design guidelines for traffic signs.

The Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices for Streets and Highways (MUTCD) 2009 Edition will serve as a course reference for fundamental temporary traffic control design principles. The MUTCD is recognized as the national standard for all traffic control devices installed on any street, highway, bikeway, or private road open to public travel. Nationwide consistency is the goal of the MUTCD by requiring uniform, understandable, and effective devices.

The course is not a replacement for the MUTCD, but rather it is intended to help you use the MUTCD more effectively. To that end, the course is intended to serve as guidance and not as an absolute standard or rule. Should there be any discrepancies between the contents of this course and the MUTCD - always follow the MUTCD.

Specific Knowledge or Skill Obtained

This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Specific meanings of “shall”, “should”, and “may” in the MUTCD
  • Sign retroreflectivity requirements
  • Regulatory signs and their applications
  • Warning signs and their applications
  • Intersection signing considerations
  • Curve warning sign design
  • Use and application of object markers
  • Incident Management signs and their applications
  • Guide signs and their applications
  • Recreational and Cultural Interest signs
  • Toll Road signs and their applications
  • Preferential and Managed Lane signs and their applications
  • General Information signs and their applications
  • General Service signs and their applications
  • Specific Service signs and their applications
  • Tourist-Oriented Directional signs and their applications
  • Changeable Message Signs
  • Emergency Management signs and their applications

Certificate of Completion

You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a multiple-choice quiz consisting of 30 questions. PDH credits are not awarded until the course is completed and quiz is passed.

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