2009 MUTCD Part 2 Chapter 2N - Emergency Management Signing

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Course Synopsis:

Traffic control devices are defined as all signs, signals, markings, and other devices used to regulate, warn, or guide traffic, placed on, over, or adjacent to a street, highway, pedestrian facility, or bikeway by authority of a public agency having jurisdiction. The Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) is incorporated by reference in 23 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Part 655, Subpart F and is recognized as the national standard for all traffic control devices installed on any street, highway, or bicycle trail open to public travel in accordance with 23 U.S.C. 109(d) ad 402(a).

The need for uniform standards was recognized long ago, and the MUTCD is a result of much research and several editions since 1935 in order to establish and facilitate those uniform standards.  The U.S. Secretary of Transportation has decreed that traffic control devices on all streets and highways open to public travel shall be in substantial conformance with the Standards issued or endorsed by the FHWA.

Emergency Management Signing is used to guide and control highway traffic during an emergency. This course provides specific information and criteria regarding Emergency Management Signing.

Course Objectives:

This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills regarding Emergency Management Signing:

  • Emergency Management Planning

  • Contingency Plan Elements

  • Authority and Responsibilities

  • Design and Use of Specific Emergency Signs

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