Introduction to Traffic Signals

Course Number: T-3002
Credit: 3 PDH
Subject Matter Expert: Jeffrey Buckholz, P.E., PhD, PTOE
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Overview

In Introduction to Traffic Signals, you'll learn ...

  • Provide a description of the 9 Chapters of the new 2009 Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices
  • Present the four basic goals of traffic signal design
  • Discuss the various options for intersection control
  • Describe the operation and design features of modern roundabouts

Overview

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Credit: 3 PDH

Length: 26 pages

This Traffic Signal Design course provides an introduction to intersection control, with an emphasis on the use of traffic signals. Also included in this course is a discussion of the 2009 Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) and safety concerns relative to intersection control and traffic signal operation. Each of the 9 parts of the MUTCD are examined as they relate to traffic signal control. Understanding MUTCD requirements is the first-step in developing a traffic signal design that meets current professional standards.

Specific Knowledge or Skill Obtained

This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Provide a description of the 9 Chapters of the new 2009 Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices
  • Present the four basic goals of traffic signal design
  • Discuss the various options for intersection control
  • Describe the operation and design features of modern roundabouts
  • Examine the six major components of a traffic signal installation
  • Discuss MUTCD requirements for traffic signal installations
  • Examine issues involved in handling pedestrians at signalized intersections
  • Discuss electrical power elements of a traffic signal installation

Certificate of Completion

You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a multiple-choice quiz consisting of 20 questions. PDH credits are not awarded until the course is completed and quiz is passed.

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