TRB Webinar: Traffic Control Devices and Measures for Deterring Wrong-Way Movements

November 15, 2018 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern
Cost (for your seat)
Professional Development Hours for this webinar
1.5 hour(s)
Continuing Education Hours for this webinar
AAE: 0.0 hour(s)
AICP: 0.0 hour(s)
CLE: 0.0 hour(s)

TRB will conduct a webinar on Thursday, November 15, 2018, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET that features research from the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP)’s Research Report 881: Traffic Control Devices and Measures for Deterring Wrong-Way Movements.  

This webinar will provide an overview of the research regarding traffic control devices that may be used to deter wrong-way movements. The presenter will discuss her research on inconsistences in the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) regarding wrong-way movement signing and markings at non-signalized divided highway crossings. The presenter will describe the nature of wrong-way crashes on divided highways. She will also identify the effects of median width and various traffic control devices upon wrong-way crashes on high-speed highways and offer suggestions for future research.

Some registrants will need to pay $95 to attend this webinar.  Sign into to view registration information.

Webinar Presenter

  • Melisa Finley, Texas A&M Transportation Institute

Moderated by:  Tom Heydel, Wisconsin Department of Transportation

Webinar Outline

  1. Overview of NCHRP
  2. Overview of MUTCD guidance on wrong way driving
  3. Overview of multi-state dataset
  4. Wrong way crash characteristics
  5. Overview of crash analysis and findings
  6. Suggested changes to MUTCD
  1. Question and answer session

The first 60 minutes of the webinar will be for presentations and the final 30 minutes will be reserved for audience questions. The Registered Continuing Education Program (RCEP) categorizes this webinar activity as relating to health, safety, and welfare including core technical.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Identify characteristics of wrong-way driving crashes on divided highways
  • Describe methods for mitigating wrong-way driving on divided highways

Professional Development Hour Information

A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be provided to Professional Engineers (PEs) who register and attend the webinar as an individual. For groups, only the person that registers and attends the session will receive a PDH certificate. Certificates of Completion will be issued only to individuals who register for and attend the entire webinar session.

Individuals registered as Florida PEs are no longer required to email TRB with your license number to report your attendance. Instead, please use your certificate that TRB provides through as verification of your attendance to the Florida Board of Professional Engineers.

Please check with your licensing board to ensure that TRB webinar PDHs are approved by your board.

This webinar was developed in March 2018. TRB has met the standards and requirements of the Registered Continuing Education Program (RCEP). Credit earned on completion of this program will be reported to RCEP by TRB. Complaints about registered providers may be sent to RCEP, 1015 15th Street, NW, 8th Floor, Washington, DC 20005. Website:

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