Course NumberCE-03-903
PDH Hours3
Enhanced Horizontal Curve Safety Treatments

Enhanced Horizontal Curve Safety Treatments

Author: Gregory Taylor

The purpose of this course is to encourage you to use this information to evaluate problems and implement appropriate treatments for problem curve locations. These enhanced safety treatments can help reduce roadway departure crashes, injuries, and fatalities.

This course summarizes practical information on where, when, or how to apply enhanced safety treatments for horizontal curves. These treatments are relatively low cost versus geometric design improvements which can be more expensive. Information for each treatment generally includes description, application guidelines, design elements and materials, effectiveness (if available), and cost. Actual observed effectiveness values of a treatment can vary depending on its location.

Some of the traffic control devices or treatments presented in this course may be considered to be “experimental” and not compliant with the MUTCD.

Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of fifteen (15) questions to earn 3 PDH credits

Learning Objectives

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

Enhanced Basic Treatments
Treatments considered to be enhancements to basic devices

  • Larger devices
  • Retroreflective and fluorescent sheeting
  • Flashing beacons
  • Profile thermoplastic markings
  • Raised Pavement Markers

Other Traffic Control Device Treatments
Treatments not in the MUTCD which are used by State and local agencies

  • Reflective barrier delineation
  • Roadside object delineation
  • Dynamic Curve Warning System
  • Speed Limit Advisory Marking

Rumble Strips
Overview of applications

  • Centerline
  • Shoulder
  • Roadway

Minor Roadway Improvements
Low-cost treatments requiring minor roadway or shoulder improvements

  • Paved Shoulder Treatment
  • Shoulder drop-off elimination
  • Widen shoulder
  • Skid-resistive pavement surface

Innovative and Experimental Treatments
New treatments that have not been applied extensively

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We provide technical courses for PDH credits that meet Board requirements for Professional Engineers, Geologists and Land Surveyors. This courses is guaranteed to be accepted in AK, AL, AR, FL, GA, IA, IL, ID, IN, KS, KY, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WI, WV, and WY. Before purchasing this course, please confirm that your state Board is listed above.