This class provides an overview of the legal duties and responsibilities of municipal agencies as they pertain to traffic and roadway safety. Key legal concepts relating to the liability of roadway agencies will be reviewed from a risk management standpoint and common types of claims/lawsuits will be identified through examples and case studies. Some examples include placement and conditions of traffic control devices, sight distance issues, and pedestrian incidents. Risk management best practices, aimed at reducing crashes and helping agencies defend claims, will be discussed.
Upon completion of the class, attendees should be able to:
This class is designed for local traffic authorities and those municipal officials responsible for road safety. Municipal engineers and technicians (involved in design, construction, traffic operations, and maintenance), public works directors, roadway maintenance supervisors, traffic sergeants and elected/appointed officials are encouraged to attend.