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Countermeasures to Reduce Red-Light Running

Overview

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. The three main countermeasures are enforcement, engineering, and education. This course will focus on all three countermeasures and how they can be used to reduce red-light running.

Although red-light running is a serious problems there are steps that could be taken to reduce this problem. This 8 hour online course will explore the various uses of enforcement, engineering and education that can be used to make intersections safer. Although different in nature these three countermeasures, when used concurrently will be most effective in making signalized intersections safer.

This course will provide the reader with the knowledge to utilize all three countermeasures that are presented in detail. This course will probably be read by the engineer gaining valuable pdh credits; however it is presented so that anyone with an interest in this important subject can be educated. For the engineer please share this valuable information with your colleagues, for the public and law-enforcement, please share this information with your colleagues.

The course materials are based solely on the informational report "Making Intersections Safer: A toolbox of engineering countermeasures to reduce red-light running" as found on the Website of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).

The student must take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of forty (40) questions at the end of the course to obtain PDH credits.

Specific Knowledge or Skill Attained

This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:
  • Three main countermeasures to reduce red-light running
  • Crash and fatality statistics and economic losses related to red-light runnin
  • Demographics of red-light runners
  • Why a signal is sometimes not needed
  • How speed plays a factor in red-light running
  • Advantages and disadvantages of roundabouts
  • How pedestrians can play a part in controlling red-light runners
  • What is a "red-light hold" system and how does it work
  • The eight-stage process used by North Carolina to control red-light running
  • Differences in how police, research and engineering address red-light running
  • The best way to determine if there is indeed a red-light running problem
  • The role of back plates for red-lights
  • Definitions of yellow and red change intervals
  • How injury rates from red-light running compares to other crash types
  • Future needs for understanding red-light running
  • Uses of Rat Boxes intersections
  • Items to check during a site review
  • Importance of Line of standard kinematic equation to calculate the change interval
  • How rumble strips can be used as a warning device (Refer to the PDHengineer.com Course C-3009 Roadway Rumble Shoulder Strips Practices and Policies for more in-depth and interesting information on their uses.)
  • Ways to improve a signal's conspicuity - there are several ways
  • Minimum recommended sight distance per 85th percentile speed
  • How cameras can be used to reduce red-light running
  • Most importantly, how the public will benefit from safer intersections and roadways

State Board Acceptance

This course can be used by professional engineers to fulfill PDH requirements mandated by state and provincial licensing boards. Decatur Professional Development is an approved provider of continuing education in all states that pre-approve course providers. In all other states that mandate continuing education for engineers, it is the individual engineer's responsibility to determine the suitability of activities for PDH credit. The state boards typically accept online* courses that cover technical, managerial** or ethical content and which are relevant to the practice of engineering. The course must have a clear purpose or objective with a content that will maintain, improve or expand the skills and knowledge of the licensee's field of practice. For questions about your mandatory PDH requirements, visit the website of your state licensing board.

*Online courses are accepted by all state licensing boards that mandate continuing education. Other than New York (which limits online courses to 18 PDH) and Iowa (which limits online courses to 6 PDH), there are no limits placed by other states on the number of hours that can be earned through online continuing education. Consult with your state licensing board if you have any questions about the acceptability of online courses.

**The New York State Board of Engineers does not accept general office management courses, but will accept project management courses that are offered by an approved provider and that are technical in nature and contribute to the engineer's professional practice.Please Note: Continuing Education credits for this course are awarded as PDH (Professional Development Hour Credits).
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Countermeasures to Reduce Red-Light Running
Overview

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. The three main countermeasures are enforcement, engineering, and education. This course will focus on all three countermeasures and how they can be used to reduce red-light running.

Although red-light running is a serious problems there are steps that could be taken to reduce this problem. This 8 hour online course will explore the various uses of enforcement, engineering and education that can be used to make intersections safer. Although different in nature these three countermeasures, when used concurrently will be most effective in making signalized intersections safer.

This course will provide the reader with the knowledge to utilize all three countermeasures that are presented in detail. This course will probably be read by the engineer gaining valuable pdh credits; however it is presented so that anyone with an interest in this important subject can be educated. For the engineer please share this valuable information with your colleagues, for the public and law-enforcement, please share this information with your colleagues.

The course materials are based solely on the informational report "Making Intersections Safer: A toolbox of engineering countermeasures to reduce red-light running" as found on the Website of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).

The student must take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of forty (40) questions at the end of the course to obtain PDH credits.

Specific Knowledge or Skill Attained

This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:
  • Three main countermeasures to reduce red-light running
  • Crash and fatality statistics and economic losses related to red-light runnin
  • Demographics of red-light runners
  • Why a signal is sometimes not needed
  • How speed plays a factor in red-light running
  • Advantages and disadvantages of roundabouts
  • How pedestrians can play a part in controlling red-light runners
  • What is a "red-light hold" system and how does it work
  • The eight-stage process used by North Carolina to control red-light running
  • Differences in how police, research and engineering address red-light running
  • The best way to determine if there is indeed a red-light running problem
  • The role of back plates for red-lights
  • Definitions of yellow and red change intervals
  • How injury rates from red-light running compares to other crash types
  • Future needs for understanding red-light running
  • Uses of Rat Boxes intersections
  • Items to check during a site review
  • Importance of Line of standard kinematic equation to calculate the change interval
  • How rumble strips can be used as a warning device (Refer to the PDHengineer.com Course C-3009 Roadway Rumble Shoulder Strips Practices and Policies for more in-depth and interesting information on their uses.)
  • Ways to improve a signal's conspicuity - there are several ways
  • Minimum recommended sight distance per 85th percentile speed
  • How cameras can be used to reduce red-light running
  • Most importantly, how the public will benefit from safer intersections and roadways

State Board Acceptance

This course can be used by professional engineers to fulfill PDH requirements mandated by state and provincial licensing boards. Decatur Professional Development is an approved provider of continuing education in all states that pre-approve course providers. In all other states that mandate continuing education for engineers, it is the individual engineer's responsibility to determine the suitability of activities for PDH credit. The state boards typically accept online* courses that cover technical, managerial** or ethical content and which are relevant to the practice of engineering. The course must have a clear purpose or objective with a content that will maintain, improve or expand the skills and knowledge of the licensee's field of practice. For questions about your mandatory PDH requirements, visit the website of your state licensing board.

*Online courses are accepted by all state licensing boards that mandate continuing education. Other than New York (which limits online courses to 18 PDH) and Iowa (which limits online courses to 6 PDH), there are no limits placed by other states on the number of hours that can be earned through online continuing education. Consult with your state licensing board if you have any questions about the acceptability of online courses.

**The New York State Board of Engineers does not accept general office management courses, but will accept project management courses that are offered by an approved provider and that are technical in nature and contribute to the engineer's professional practice.Please Note: Continuing Education credits for this course are awarded as PDH (Professional Development Hour Credits).
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