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#56 For Safety's Sake G 10 min
Producer: Foresight Products Inc.
This video demonstrates the effectiveness of a new product called V-lock from Foresight Products, Inc. The V-lock secures signs and mailboxes in the ground, protecting motorists from hazard.
#71 Pulling Out All The Stops F 14 min
Producer: City of Fort Collins, Colorado
This video asks the question: When are traffic signals needed? It relates methods for controlling signals, counting cars, and directing traffic.
#72 Highway Safety Program G 30 min
Producer: Federal Highway Administration
This film educates audiences on improvements in highway safety. It covers the following topics: breakaway devices, railroad-highway crossings, acceleration lanes, pavement markings, crash cushions, pedestrian signals, new symbol signs, and highway barriers.
#103 Positive Signs of Life G 13 min
This tape discusses some of the current problems associated with inadequate signs. An agency's exposure to tort litigation due to inadequate signs is covered and a risk management program is introduced that can help limit exposure to litigation.
#104 Split Second Decision G 11 min
This tape examines passing situations. Factors that influence the driver are discussed, and the use of the no passing pennant sign to alert drivers of dangerous passing areas is introduced.
#105 Where Does the Road Go? G 5 min
This video discusses the need for uniformity in traffic markers on dangerous curves.
#114 Go For The Green G 28 min
This tape is divided into two parts: 1) general information and 2) technical information. Part one discusses current traffic problems, the signal cycle, fixed signal control, traffic actuated signal control, and computerized signal systems. Part two discusses current technology used to control traffic. Centralized computer controls, microprocessor based control assemblies, time-based coordination systems, loop detectors and other traffic control devices are introduced and explained.
#131 Iowa Signals Go G 21 min
Producer: Iowa State University Research Foundation
This video describes the purposes of efficient traffic flow control and its benefits. Different types of traffic signal timing systems are discussed. Subjects include: traffic progression, actuation, detector loops, and emergency pre-emption.
#136 Mailboxes May Be Hazardous to Your Health G 14 min
Producer: Texas Department of Health and Public Transportation
The program discusses the height, position, location, and support design for roadside mailboxes. It demonstrates various support designs that minimize vehicle impact damage and passenger fatality. The AASHTO guide on mailbox regulations is presented.
#138 Breakaway Timber Poles G 15 min
This video provided countermeasures used to reduce hazards of vehicle impacts with utility poles. It specifically describes the reason for, hardware, and equipment needed for installing breakaway timber utility poles. Also it demonstrates a comprehensive example of correct installation procedures.
#158 Safety Design of Roadside Guardfence G 20 min 19 sec
This video addresses the design of guardfence and discusses when guardfence is necessary.
#166 Traffic Signal Controller Protection: "The Nuts and Bolts of Jolts" G 35 min
This program explains lightning and transient protection for traffic signal controllers.
#178 Breakaway Timber Utility Poles G 15 min
Producer: US DOT and FHWA
This video examines establishing countermeasures, such as breakaway poles, to reduce the hazards of vehicles hitting utility poles. Breakaway pole design is also explained.
#184 Traffic Barriers G 46 min 27 sec
Producer: US DOT/ FHWA
This training video contains the following: 1) an overview of common traffic barriers, 2) w-beam wood and steel post guardrail systems, 3) common terminals for w-beam guardrail systems, and 4) common terminals for w-beam guardrail systems.
#190 Better Inductive Loop Detectors G 15 min 21 sec
Producer: New York State Department of Transportation
The program gives the history of vehicle detectors and describes their design. The video also examines a study conducted to reduce failures of inductive loop detectors.
#194 Breakaway Sign Program G 11 min 36 sec
Producer: New Jersey DOT
The program gives an overview of the procedures used to assemble a New Jersey breakaway sign support.
#202 Guardrail Installation and Repair G 20 min
Producer: Northwest T2 and Alaska T2
This training video is directed at the people responsible for installing and maintaining guardrails along public roads.
#210 Give 'em a Brake G 5 min 45 sec
Producer: Virginia DOT
This video gives safety precautions for the driver as he passes through work zones.
#213 New Directions in Sign Management G 16 min 30 sec
This video stresses the importance of a sign program, properly installed signs, and consulting the MUTCD manual.
#215 Pavement Structure Repair Techniques: Basic Traffic Control G 10 min 32 sec
This program discusses traffic control for stationary and continuously moving operations.
#230 To Warn, Guide and Protect: An Introduction to Flagging G 21 min 30 sec
Producer: New Mexico State Highway and Transportation Dept.
This video reviews different techniques and equipment used in flagging, including warning motorists of the approaching work zone, guiding motorists through the work zone, and protecting motorists and workers.
#237 Traffic Management for Freeway Incidents G 18 min
Producer: US DOT/FHWA
Ways to reduce delays caused by freeway incidents are discussed. Low-cost and hardware intensive solutions such as freeway surveillance and ramp metering systems are mentioned. A system which coordinates the various public and private incident management response parties is introduced.
#238 An Introduction to Freeway Incident Management G 9 min
Producer: Florida DOT/Frederic R. Harris, Inc.
This video looks at the five steps to restoring freeway operations after an accident: 1) incident detection, 2) incident response, 3) incident clearance, 4) motorist information, and 5) traffic management. Incident response teams are also addressed.
#240 Freeway Incident Management: Team Members' Guidelines G 9 min
Producer: Florida DOT/Frederic R. Harris, Inc.
This video explains the role of team members of freeway management teams and how team members can help improve the five steps to restoring freeway operations after an accident. Team meetings and responsibilities are also covered.
#246 The Safer Roadside G 16 min
Producer: Washington State DOT
This video explores the design, construction, durability and practicality of modern timber bridges.
#251 Arrow Panels G 25 min
Among the items discussed in this video are description and purpose of arrow panels, design standards, applications and placement, costs, maintenance and recommendations.
#252 Barrier Delineation in Work Zones: The Well-Defined Path G 24 min
This video describes the purpose of barriers, delineation devices and techniques, end treatments and delineation, maintenance considerations and selection of devices.
#253 Right Before Your Eyes G 10 min
This video was developed to increase awareness of the important role pavement markings play in traffic safety, and to raise concern that this vital issue needs the attention and involvement of public and government agencies. This educational video is ideal for presentations to community and service organizations, and for use on local cable television channels. It educates viewers on the different types of roadway markings serving as 24-hour horizontal signage. It also encourages citizens to report improperly marked streets and other road hazards to state and local officials.
#259 New Work Zone Safety Devices G 17 min 4 sec
This video presentation describes the thirteen SHRP safety devices that are focused to enhance worker safety for short-term maintenance operations. It describes installation and operational procedures for use of the devices.
#274 Traffic Barriers & Control Treatments for Restricted Work Zones G 13 min 30 sec
There are many problems encountered with an intersecting roadway that cannot be closed within or near the work activity area during the rehabilitation of the road. These types of work zones present difficulties in regard to traffic control and placement of traffic barriers, so they are termed restricted work zones. The focus in this video is on the placement of traffic barriers and their effectiveness in work zones.