Safety Circuit Rider Program
The Safety Circuit Rider for the Technology Transfer Program uses crash data to locate high incident sites along roadways and assist communities in finding low cost roadway safety improvements. The Safety Circuit Rider works with local governments to remove fixed objects such as trees, brush, stumps, etc. and to install signage per MUTCD guidelines. This FREE technical advice is helping communities across the state of Kentucky save lives every day.
The Safety Circuit Rider program is made possible through funding from the Federal Highway Administration - Kentucky (FHWA-KY) in coordination with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC).
Jeff M. Hackbart, PE, is the current Safety Circuit Rider for Kentucky.
He can be contacted at 502-320-6294 or [email protected].
Focus Counties: While the free technical advice offered by the Safety Circuit Rider is available to every community across the Commonwealth, the program selects counties with high crash rates to focus on.
Anderson, Clark, Crittenden, Greenup, Perry and Russell counties were selected for 2016/2017. Some of the work in these counties has included:
- clearing and correcting water runoff and drainage
- repairing shoulder drop off and width
- removing fixed objects such as trees and stumps
- clearing vegetation around signs and intersections
The counties selected for 2015/2016 were Clay, Lincoln, McLean, Pendleton, Powell and Taylor. Work continues with these counties to improve their roads and make them safer for the traveling public.
Safety Improvements Workshop: The Safety Circuit Rider Program is developing a one day training course designed to provide communities with practical and effective ways to mainstream safety into their day-to-day activities and project development process. This course will be offered free to selected areas throughout Kentucky.
HRRRP Signs Pilot Project: The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and FHWA are coordinating to provide funds to rural counties through the High Risk Rural Roads Program (HRRRP) for signing curves. The project has started with a pilot in the Northern Kentucky counties of Boone, Kenton and Campbell. The Safety Circuit Rider will assist with development of the signing plans and the implementation plan for the rest of Kentucky.
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