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Transportation Safety 30 PDH Discount Package

PACKAGE NO: DP30C-11
PACKAGE PDH: 30
PACKAGE PRICE: $324
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COURSE TITLE: Best Practices for Road Weather Management
COURSE NO: C07-008
Best Practices for Road Weather Management
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course presents best management practices for attempting to decrease the number of crashes caused by bad weather and for reducing associated maintenance costs.  Twenty-seven case studies of systems in 22 states that improve roadway operations under inclement weather conditions are described.  Each case study has six sections including a general description of the system, system components, operational procedures, resulting transportation outcomes, implementation issues, as well as contact information and references.

 

Nationwide, on average, each year over 7,000 fatalities occur in weather-related crashes.  In addition, the cost of repairing roads damaged by harsh winter weather consumes a significant portion of transportation budgets.

 

This 7 PDH online course is intended primarily for transportation engineers and managers involved with the operation and maintenance of highway systems.

Learning Objectives

This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Learning about the methods for informing drivers about predicted adverse weather
  • Understanding the use of various devices to detect poor visibility and road conditions automatically, without the need for transportation personnel to be present
  • Knowing the strategies for minimizing road damage caused by winter storms
  • Understanding the effectiveness of various warning systems and road-maintenance techniques as measured by improved safety or reduced costs
  • Understanding the implementation problems that may arise with some of the warning systems and road-maintenance techniques
  • Learning about the protocols and devices for communicating to transportation managers that potentially dangerous weather conditions exist at some locations in the road network
  • Learning about the descriptions of specific system components, including hardware, software, and personnel
  • Knowing the strategies for discouraging or, in severe cases, completely restricting drivers' access to highways, as storm intensity increases
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the document, "Best Practices for Road Weather Management," Version 3.0, of the Federal Highway Administration, Technical Report No. FHWA-HOP-12-046, June 2012.

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
Best Practices for Road Weather Management (2.34 MB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of thirty five (35) questions to earn 7 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on this FHWA publication.
The minimum passing score is 70%. There is no time limit on the quiz, and you can take it multiple times until you pass at no additional cost.
Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of the quiz, print your Certificate of Completion instantly. (Note: if you are paying by check or money order, you will be able to print it after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email it to you. Please note that you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

COURSE TITLE: Engineering Countermeasures to Reduce Red-Light Running
COURSE NO: C07-011
Engineering Countermeasures to Reduce Red-Light Running
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course will explore the various uses of enforcement, engineering and education that make intersections safer. It will focus on all three countermeasures and how they can be used to reduce red-light running. Although different in nature, these three countermeasures, when used concurrently, will be most effective in making signalized intersections safer.

 

Red-light running is one of the primary causes of crashes in intersections. The crashes that result from red-light violations are generally more severe than crashes from other causes. Most crashes that are caused by red-light violations are generally side impact crashes, which are more severe than rear collisions. There are three main countermeasures that can be taken to reduce red-light running, which are enforcement, engineering and education. Although red-light running is a serious problems there are steps that could be taken to reduce this problem

 

This 7 PDH online course is applicable to roadway, traffic, and civil engineers, as well as engineers in local, state and federal government or anyone interested to gain an understanding of why drivers run red-lights at intersections.

Learning Objectives

This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Learning about the three main countermeasures to reduce red-light running
  • Familiarizing with crash and fatality statistics related to red-light running
  • Understanding economic loss due to red-light running
  • Learning about the age group with the highest red-light runners
  • Understanding why a signal is sometimes not needed
  • Learning how speed plays a factor in red-light running
  • Understanding the advantages and disadvantages of roundabouts
  • Understanding how pedestrians can play a part in controlling red-light runners
  • Understanding what is a "red-light hold" system and how does it work
  • Learning about the eight-stage process used by North Carolina to control red-light running
  • Understanding the difference in how police, research and engineering address red-light running
  • Learning about the best way to determine if there is indeed a red-light running problem
  • Understanding the role of back plates for red-lights
  • Knowing the definitions of yellow and red change intervals
  • Understanding how injury rates from red-light running compares to other crash types
  • Familiarizing with the future needs for understanding red-light running
  • Learning about the uses of Rat Boxes intersections
  • Knowing the items to check during a site review
  • Understanding the importance of Line of standard kinematic equation to calculate the change interval
  • Understanding how rumble strips can be used as a warning device
  • Learning ways to improve a signal's conspicuity
  • Learning about the minimum recommended sight distance per 85th percentile speed
  • Understanding the possible causes and appropriate countermeasures for red-light running
  • Knowing how cameras can be used to reduce red-light running
  • Understanding how the public will benefit from safer intersections and roadways
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course you will need to review the Federal Highway Administration Publication IR-115, "Making Intersections Safer: A Toolbox of Engineering Countermeasures to Reduce Red-Light Running".

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
Engineering Countermeasures to Reduce Red-Light Running (2.45 MB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of forty (40) questions to earn 7 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on this FHWA Publication.
The minimum passing score is 70%. There is no time limit on the quiz, and you can take it multiple times until you pass at no additional cost.
Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of the quiz, print your Certificate of Completion instantly. (Note: if you are paying by check or money order, you will be able to print it after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email it to you. Please note that you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

COURSE TITLE: FHWA Guidelines for Older Drivers and Pedestrians
COURSE NO: C07-009
FHWA Guidelines for Older Drivers and Pedestrians
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course contains updated recommendations excerpted from the 2001 handbook. The recommendations do not constitute a new standard of required practice but are instead intended to supplement existing standards and guidelines in the areas of highway geometry, operations, and traffic control devices.  The recommendations provide guidance that is firmly grounded in an understanding of older drivers' and pedestrians' needs and capabilities, and can significantly enhance the safety and ease of use of the highway system for older persons, and for the driving population as a whole.

 

In 1998, FHWA published the Older Driver Highway Design Handbook, seeking to provide highway engineers with practical information linking the declining functional capabilities of older road users to the need for design, operational, and traffic engineering enhancements keyed to specific roadway features. Early experiences with the recommendations, including extensive feedback from local- and State-level practitioners through workshops conducted for departments of transportation across the country in 1999 and 2000, indicated a need to revise and update this resource. The result was a new handbook, the Highway Design Handbook for Older Drivers and Pedestrians, published in 2001.

 

The course also provides supplemental technical information not found in the full handbook.  The information is provided to explain (1) how specific diminished capabilities lead to age-related driving problems; (2) license renewal requirements and distinctions for older drivers in each State in the U.S.; and (3) how and why to conduct visibility measurements to ensure that various pavement marking treatments covered in the Handbook serve the needs of older road users. These materials are included to support practitioners in exercising the engineering judgment often called upon to reach implementation decisions.

 

This 7 PDH online course is intended for civil and transportation engineers concerned with the design and maintenance of road systems.

Learning Objectives

This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Relating recommendations to standard design guides
  • Determining the conditions under which design changes should be introduced
  • Understanding recommendations for at-grade intersections
  • Understanding recommendations for interchanges with grade separation
  • Understanding recommendations for roadway curvature and passing zones
  • Understanding recommendations for construction and work zones
  • Understanding recommendations for highway-rail grade crossings
  • Learning about aging and driver capabilities
  • Learning about drivers' license renewal requirements by State
  • Measuring the visibility of highway treatments
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the Federal Highway Administration course document, "Guidelines and Recommendations to Accommodate Older Drivers and Pedestrians," FHWA-RD-01-051, written by L. Staplin, K. Lococo, S. Byington, and D. Harkey, May, 2001.

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
FHWA Guidelines for Older Drivers and Pedestrians (543 KB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of thirty five (35) questions to earn 7 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on this FHWA publication.
The minimum passing score is 70%. There is no time limit on the quiz, and you can take it multiple times until you pass at no additional cost.
Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of the quiz, print your Certificate of Completion instantly. (Note: if you are paying by check or money order, you will be able to print it after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email it to you. Please note that you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

COURSE TITLE: Promoting Bicycle Commuter Safety
COURSE NO: C09-004
Promoting Bicycle Commuter Safety
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course presents ideas on how to improve cycling safety.  Statistical data on the sources and types of cycling accidents are described.  Types of bikeways and "bicycle boulevards" are presented.  Cyclists' attitudes towards helmet use and towards various types of biking facilities are given.  Three case studies provide much useful and practical information about cycling infrastructure successes and failures in cities recognized for their active promotion of cycling.

 

Increasing the number of people who commute by cycling holds the potential to alleviate congestion, decrease air pollution, and improve riders' health through exercise.  However, over the last few years accidents involving bicycles and motor vehicles have resulted in the deaths of 600 to 800 cyclists per year.  Urban transportation engineers must work to improve the safety of cycling infrastructure, if cycling is to reach its full potential.

 

This 9 PDH online course is intended for civil and transportation engineers concerned with the design of bicycle commuter facilities.

Learning Objectives

This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Familiarizing with the types and frequency of cycling accidents by age group
  • Understanding the importance for safety of separating bicycles from motor vehicles
  • Knowing the five principles of effective practice for promoting bicycle commuter safety
  • Understanding the principles of bicycle boulevards
  • Learning about bicycle traffic laws and how they differ from laws governing auto traffic
  • Becoming aware of the widespread disregard of many traffic laws by cyclists
  • Learning about the three classes of bikeways
  • Understanding various ways of promoting helmet use
  • Understanding reasons for cyclists' resistance to wearing helmets
  • Avoiding mistakes by communities in the past when implementing pro-bicycle policies
  • Learning about the role of traffic calming devices in promoting safe cycling
  • Conducting bicycle safety classes as a means of education
  • Rewarding attendance at bicycle safety classes by reducing bicycle related traffic fines
  • Learning about cities known for their well-established cycling infrastructure
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review Sections I, III, V, VI and VII of the MTI Report 11-08 of the Mineta Transportation Institute (College of Business of San Jose State University), "Promoting Bicycle Commuter Safety," February, 2012. The research upon which the report was based was funded by the U.S. Department of Transportation and the California Department of Transportation. Asbjorn Osland was the Principal Investigator.

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
Promoting Bicycle Commuter Safety (2.15 MB)
Course Quiz

Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of forty five (45) questions to earn 9 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on Sections I, III, V, VI and VII of the MTI Report 11-08.

The minimum passing score is 70%. There is no time limit on the quiz, and you can take it multiple times until you pass at no additional cost.
Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of the quiz, print your Certificate of Completion instantly. (Note: if you are paying by check or money order, you will be able to print it after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email it to you. Please note that you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

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