Video: Traffic Control and Engineering (TC)

Advance Warning (Flashing) Arrow Panels: Positive Guidance (TC113)
FHWA (25 minutes)
Covers the basic design and use of this very effective device, with a strong emphasis on application and placement. Included is information on specifications, power supplies, when and where to use, proper positioning, and cost and maintenance procedures.
Suggested audience: urban municipal planners and engineers.

Flaggers: Guardians of the Work Zone (SW 484)
Transportation Cabinet; Kentucky Transportation Center, University of Kentucky (16 Minutes)      
Safe and effective flagging operations are presented. The video covers basic flagging skills and operations for single flagger, two flaggers, one flagger/one way, emergency situations, and nighttime flagging.
Suggested Audience: Highway Superintendents, Foremen & Crews

Flagging in the Work Zone - Safety in Your Hands (TC436)
FHWA (10 minutes)
Basic principals and procedures of flagging. The actual requirements for traffic control devices will vary based upon requirements outlined in the MUTCD.
Suggested audience: highway and public works officials, supervisors, crews, flaggers and safety
officials.

Flagging Operations and Procedures© (TC167)
North Carolina Department of Highways and Public Transportation (23 minutes)
Covers the importance of proper advance warning of work zone areas and the responsibilities of flaggers. The skills of stopping, releasing, and slowing traffic are demonstrated using six different flagging situations.
Suggested audience: highway and public works officials, supervisors, crews, flaggers and safety officials.

Highway Work Zone Safety - One Step From Death (TC383)
Iowa State University for Iowa Department of Transportation / FHWA (11 minutes)
Five accident simulations based on typical safety problems found in highway work zones.
Suggested audience: highway and public works officials, engineers, and crews.

Inspector’s Guide to Pavement Markings: Traffic Paint (TC270)
ATSSA (14 minutes)
Details steps and requirements of pavement marking with traffic paint. Covers materials and equipment, pavement preparation, road/air temperatures, layout and premarking, material preparation, marking quality and workmanship, material thickness, bead application, retroreflectivity, and documentation.
Suggested audience: highway, public works, and municipal officials, and engineers.

New Directions in Sign Management (TC120)
ATSSA (17 minutes)
The basics of sign system maintenance programs and principles for all-sized municipalities.
Suggested audience: highway, public works, and municipal officials.

Nighttime Traffic Control in Work Zones (TC121)
ATSSA (18 minutes)
Explores the factors that make work zones more dangerous at night and the techniques and devices that make them safer.
Suggested audience: highway superintendents and crews.

Scheduled Lives, Stressful Drives (TC358)
FHWA (22 minutes)
Communicating current travel conditions lowers travelers’ stress and saves them time and money. This video illustrates how Advanced Traveler Information Systems return control to travelers by giving them choices in timing, the route taken, and mode of travel.
Suggested audience: highway, public works, and municipal officials in urban and suburban
areas, and engineers.

Sign Maintenance and Installation (TC295)
USDOT/FHWA (30 minutes)
Useful, general information about the MUTCD, explaining sign regulations and liability. It should be noted that New York State currently has its own version of the MUTCD that may differ from the one used in this video. In September 2007, New York State will begin using the National MUTCD along with a State Supplement.
Suggested audience: town, village highway, public works, and municipal officials and crews.

Signs, Signals & Markings - Understanding the Language (TC404)
AAA/Foundation for Traffic Safety (17 minutes)
The underlying rules and logic behind traffic control signs, signals and markings, and why they are important to drivers. Based on the national standards that govern most traffic situations.
Suggested audience: highway and public works officials, engineers, municipal officials, town and village boards, crews and private citizens.

Thin Orange Line, Parts 1 & 2 (TC267)
ATSSA (38 minutes)
The need for a traffic control plan, personnel responsibilities, and condition, maintenance, and inspection of traffic control. Part 1 reviews rules, regulations, and principles of work zone traffic control. Part 2 covers how to inspect a work zone for problems.
Suggested audience: highway and public works officials, supervisors, and inspectors.

Traffic Control for Urban and Utility Workers (TC126)
ATSSA (55 minutes)
This two-part video emphasizes urban and utility work zones. It is useful in training workers who install and maintain traffic control for short-term work zones in urban locations.
Suggested audience: flaggers and safety officials.

Traffic Control Safety (TC391)
Iowa Department of Transportation (11 minutes)
See how to be safe by following some simple, logical procedures for setting up traffic controls. The most common kind of work zone accident, rear-end collision, is discussed.
Suggested audience: highway and public works officials, and crews.

Traffic Control Through Work Zones© (TC423)
The Training Network (21 minutes)
Basic requirements for establishing work zones, depicting one general work zone application - a single lane closure on a multilane urban roadway. Shows proper procedures prior to the establishment of the work zone as well as techniques and suggestion. It references the MUTCD and other documents.
Suggested audience: highway and public works officials, crews.

Traffic Control: What Works (TC253)
Minnesota LRRB (14 minutes)
Intended for those who would like to learn more about traffic control within a community. Describes the MUTCD, the engineer’s role in traffic control planning, where and when stop and yield signs should be used, and the importance of consistent speed limits. Shows many examples of “what if” situations on rural and residential streets and intersections.
Suggested audience: municipal officials and board members.

Traffic Plan to Live By, A: City Maintenance Operations© (TC210)
TECS (16 minutes)
This series is excellent for both rural and urban audiences. Each video focuses on a different area of traffic control, using the four-step PLAN method: preview, layout, analyze, and navigate.
Suggested audience: highway and public works officials, and crews.

Traffic Plan to Live By, A: Intersection Work© (TC207)
TECS (12 minutes)

Traffic Plan to Live By, A: Introduction to Low Speed Lane Closures© (TC203)
TECS (15 minutes)

Traffic Plan to Live By, A: Introduction to Low Speed Traffic Control© (TC202)
TECS (15 minutes)

Traffic Plan to Live By, A: Parking Lane Shoulder Work© (TC209)
TECS (12 minutes)

Traffic Plan to Live By, A: Street Closures© (TC208)
TECS (14 minutes)

Traffic Plan to Live By, A: Unattended Work Sites© (TC206)
TECS (14 minutes)

Work Zone Safety for Rural Local Agencies (TC112)
FHWA (1 hour 42 minutes)
Consists of several sections: traffic control devices, traffic control zones, typical applications, flagging, and legal liability. Sections can be viewed separately.
Suggested audience: highway officials with rural or low-volume roads.

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