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TLN - Legal Aspects of Traffic Control on Highway Work Zones (Tort Liability)

  • Dec 11, 2017 (9:30 - 11:00 am Central Time) – Webinar

Course Description

Lack of training is one of the leading causes of tort liability. It is very important to have a trained work force in your organization. The Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices states that: "each person whose actions affect temporary traffic control (TTC) zone safety, from the upper-level management through the field workers, should receive training appropriate to the job decisions each individual is required to make. Only those individuals who are trained in proper TTC practices and have a basic understanding of the principles (established by applicable standards and guidelines, including those of this Manual) should supervise the selection, placement, and maintenance of TTC devices used for TTC zones and for incident management."

This course will discuss legal aspects related to traffic control, such as definition of legal terms, explanation of the civil law suit process, inspection and documentation, and tips to minimize exposure to litigation. Topics include:

  1. Overview of TTC and the MUTCD levels of compliance
  2. Legal definitions and examples
  3. Overview of the civil lawsuit process
  4. How to minimize exposure to liability (tips with practical examples and common pitfalls)
  5. Case examples from speaker's experience as an expert witness


Juan Morales, P.E., President of J.M. Morales & Associates, has over 30 years of experience in transportation and traffic engineering, including traffic safety, traffic management, traffic studies and analysis, software applications, work zone safety, intelligent transportation systems, incident management, traffic safety, human factors research and technology transfer.

Mr. Morales holds a Master of Science in Transportation Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Puerto Rico.

Target Audience

This training is recommended for all individuals that perform duties in and around temporary traffic control work zones. Individuals that work on traffic control plans, highway construction projects, data collection (survey, traffic data, and pavement surface recorders), traffic control review team members, and maintenance staff are the recommended audience.


REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Wednesday, December 6, 2017

More Info

The above resource and more can be accessed by visiting the TLN Learning Management System (LMS).

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