FHWA Requirement for Safe Speed Curve Signage

SAFE Highway Engineering, a Pennsylvania-based engineering firm with a safety-first focus, introduces its partnership with Rieker Inc., the leader in ball-bank instruments, to provide a complete service for establishing uniform safe advisory curve speeds along a roadway.

SAFE Highway Engineering is proud to be the only authorized service provider in Pennsylvania to utilize Rieker Inc.’s proven scientific Curve Advisory Reporting Service (CARS) to determine safe running speeds on curves. This partnership can help state, county, and local government agencies meet the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) mandate for surveying all roadway horizontal curves by 2019.

For more information on this target compliance date click here.
Refer to Page I-4 and Pages 110 to 114 of the 2009 Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD)

Rieker’s CARS service reflects the operating procedures of Federal, State, and local roads and highways, based upon the “Speed Zone Theory” and “85th Percentile Speeds”, which are adapted by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE), and as defined in the MUTCD. Although FHWA is mandating the safe running speed requirement, the motorists in your jurisdiction deserve your attention to this vital low cost safety need!

SAFE Highway Engineering has certified and experienced engineers that can effectively and efficiently help you meet highway safety needs, whether they are specific to one section of roadway or throughout your entire roadway system. SAFE Highway Engineering can help your jurisdiction meet the federally mandated requirement for all roadway horizontal curves to be properly signed and posted with accurate and current safe running speeds.

To obtain additional information on this valuable service, call us at (215) 355-2089.