In Intersection Safety, you'll learn ...
- Intersection crash characteristics and the link between standards and safety
- Human factors and their relationship to roadway design elements
- How to calculate the expected crash rates (CR) for different scenarios
- Screening techniques to determine if an intersection is safe
- Geometric features related to substantive safety at intersections
The Intersection Safety course was developed to discuss the issue of safety as it relates to traffic studies and plan design. Despite improved intersection design and more sophisticated applications of traffic engineering measures, the annual toll of human loss due to motor vehicle crashes has not substantially changed in more than 25 years. Perhaps with a better knowledge behind the crash statistics and countermeasures, designers can implement designs with better intersection safety.
Included in the course are human factors affecting intersection safety, calculations predicting safety of intersections and screening techniques. A six-step crash mitigation process is provided to identify high crash locations and identify countermeasures. The designer can use these steps to identify sites with potential safety problems, identify contributing factors and determine appropriate countermeasures to be used in the plans preparation. The countermeasures are discussed in detail and include signing, pavement marking, lighting and signalization features.
The course is designed to provide a basic knowledge of intersection safety from which an engineer can use this information in traffic studies and plan design.
Specific Knowledge or Skill Obtained
This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:
- National intersection safety statistics
- Nominal vs. Substantive Safety
- Intersection countermeasures to improve safety
- Human factors
- Prediction of safety at intersections
- Crash rate equation
- The six steps in the crash mitigation process
- Screening techniques & countermeasures
- Safety benefits and issues to consider with roundabouts
- Intersection safety for older drivers
Certificate of Completion
You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a multiple-choice quiz consisting of 25 questions. PDH credits are not awarded until the course is completed and quiz is passed.
|This course is applicable to professional engineers in:|
|Alabama (P.E.)||Alaska (P.E.)||Arkansas (P.E.)|
|Delaware (P.E.)||Florida (P.E. Area of Practice)||Georgia (P.E.)|
|Idaho (P.E.)||Illinois (P.E.)||Illinois (S.E.)|
|Indiana (P.E.)||Iowa (P.E.)||Kansas (P.E.)|
|Kentucky (P.E.)||Louisiana (P.E.)||Maine (P.E.)|
|Maryland (P.E.)||Michigan (P.E.)||Minnesota (P.E.)|
|Mississippi (P.E.)||Missouri (P.E.)||Montana (P.E.)|
|Nebraska (P.E.)||Nevada (P.E.)||New Hampshire (P.E.)|
|New Jersey (P.E.)||New Mexico (P.E.)||New York (P.E.)|
|North Carolina (P.E.)||North Dakota (P.E.)||Ohio (P.E. Self-Paced)|
|Oklahoma (P.E.)||Oregon (P.E.)||Pennsylvania (P.E.)|
|South Carolina (P.E.)||South Dakota (P.E.)||Tennessee (P.E.)|
|Texas (P.E.)||Utah (P.E.)||Vermont (P.E.)|
|Virginia (P.E.)||West Virginia (P.E.)||Wisconsin (P.E.)|