Transportation: Road Safety
The purpose of this guide book is to provide easy-to-use steps for calibrating snowplow sander controllers. It is an experience-based guide that captures tips and techniques learned by experienced calibrators. 2009
The City of Farmington Hills, Department of Public Works, explains salt truck calibration for snow removal. This video shows the proper calibration for a manual drop tail gate spreader with manual valves.
Baystate Roads Program produced this Sander/Salt Spreader calibration video led by Paul Brown from MassDOT Operations. The video demonstrates proper calibration for municipal sander/salt spreader application and the basic calculations to determine how much material needs to be used for normal operations.
A tool which provides data on 14 transportation and public health indicators for each state, metropolitan statistical area (MSA), and urbanized area (UZA). Indicators measure how the transportation environment affects health with respect to safety, active transportation, air quality, and connectivity to destinations, in comparison to other states, MSAs or UZAs. The Transportation and Health Tool was developed by the US DOT and the CDC, in partnership with the American Public Health Association.
The National Traffic Incident Management Responder Training (FHWA-NHI-133126) was created by responders for responders. This course provides first responders a shared understanding of the requirements for safe, quick clearance of traffic incident scenes; prompt, reliable and open communication; and motorist and responder safeguards. First responders learn how to operate more efficiently and collectively.
The TIM Network's goal is to connect traffic incident management (TIM) professionals – especially those from different disciplines – provide a forum to discuss developing issues of national interest, keep practitioners apprised of the latest industry information, and garner important input from practitioners. A variety of resources are available through this site, including training.
This simple two-sided document provides useful information as to the causes, methods for repairing and ways to stop potholes from forming. Use it to educate the general public, council members and those new to public works.
The research report includes a literature review, review of local maintenance programs including discussions with 50 municipalities and state agencies, and an overall assessment of the current practice of pedestrian facility maintenance.
The guide identifies best practices and barriers for sidewalk/ shared use path maintenance: what works and what does not work based on experience from State and local agencies. The guide also provides examples and experiences from jurisdictions that have developed effective policies for selecting and maintaining pedestrian facilities in terms of responsibilities, enforcement, allocation of costs, and related issues.
The American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA) is an international trade association located in Fredericksburg, VA. Since 1969, ATSSA has represented companies and individuals in the traffic control and roadway safety industry. Over 1,600 ATSSA members provide the majority of roadway safety features, services and materials used on our nation's roadways. These include guardrails, striping, signage, lighting, drums, cones and barricades. ATSSA members also have a heavy emphasis in roadway work zone safety and training.
Federal Highway Administration Work Zone Safety Program web site. Visitors to this site can download a Guide Book of Best Management Practices for work zone traffic management; Fact Sheets outlining exceptional work zone safety and information programs; and software to analyze the impact of alternative work zone management techniques.
The Clearinghouse provides information and referrals to government agencies, public and private organizations, and the general public concerning the safe and effective operation of traffic work zones. The site includes information on crash data; current practices and applications; laws related to work zones; outreach and public education materials; research and development; construction standards and specifications related to work zone safety; technology and equipment; training courses and certification programs.
Produced by NHTSA, Traffic Safety Digest is a quarterly publication of innovative state and community traffic safety projects. Issues are online from 1996 to present.
This site contains an Electronic Bulletin Board, pavement design and maintenance software, traffic and highway engineering software, research reports and publications.
An evaluation of 30 work zone safety and flagger handbooks in spreadsheet format (8.5" by 14" landscape format). Publications are rated on degree of compliance with the MUTCD and ease of use. The spreadsheet also notes coverage of various types of work zones and numbers of illustrations. PDF file. (How to view PDF files