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NJLTAP – Combating Roadway Departure Crashes (Postponed)

  • August 12, 2020
  • 8:00 am–3:30 pm

This course provides participants with some tools for addressing roadway departure crashes. Topics covered in this course include a discussion of engineering countermeasures as well as implementation strategies.


Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the Roadway Departure crash problem
  • Discuss countermeasures to:
    • Reduce potential for leaving the roadway
    • Reduce potential for a crash if a vehicle does leave the roadway
    • Minimize severity if a crash does occur
  • Compare methods for deploying countermeasures

Combating Roadway Departure Crashes Agenda

Session 1: Introduction to Roadway Departure

Session 2: How Do We Get To Safety?

Session 3: Countermeasures to Keep Vehicles on the Roadway – Signing, Delineation & Lighting

Session 4: Countermeasures to Keep Vehicles on the Roadway – Pavement & Geometric

Session 5: Countermeasures to Improve Chances of a Safe Recovery

Session 6: Countermeasures to Minimize Severity of Crashes that Occur

Target Audience:

The target audience for the course includes Federal, State and local highway engineers, consulting highway design engineers, and maintenance workers. This training program is intended for individuals that have the responsibility for identifying, recommending, selecting, installing and/or maintaining appropriate countermeasures to help improve highway safety.

Date & Time

August 12, 2020
8:00 am–3:30 pm


Rutgers CAIT Auditorium
100 Brett Road
Piscataway, NJ 08854 United States

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Information contact


David P. Orr, P.E., is the Director of the Cornell Local Roads Program, NY LTAP. Formerly the Deputy Highway Superintendent for Yates County, NY.  David has over fifteen years of road-related experience.


6 Technical CPWM Contact Hours, 6 Professional Development Hours. This course has been approved for 6 PDH for New York State PEs.


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