From videos on physics to winter operations to road signs and markings, the Iowa Local Technical Assistance Program’s video library includes essential information that can help keep you and your departments updated and informed.
The Iowa Local Technical Assistance Program is again offering again a free, online safety video service for cities and counties. This will give you access to almost 300 of the most recently produced safety and compliance videos that are perfect for safety meetings. All you need is an internet connection and the ability to stream from a computer to a projector or monitor.
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For access to video-streaming services or if you have additional questions about the Iowa LTAP video library, contact Paul Albritton, the Iowa LTAP Technical Training Coordinator at 515-294-1231 or firstname.lastname@example.org
More than 80 percent of the fatal crashes on unpaved roads in 2017 were single vehicle crashes. Drivers run off the road and either rollover or strike a fixed object such as a tree or utility pole. Learn what low-cost safety strategies were used to improve unpaved roads in North and South Dakota.Watch now
When speeding leads to crashes in rural towns they can be severe or fatal because it takes extra time for emergency services to arrive. Researchers at the Institute of Transportation at Iowa State University partnered with FHWA to study low-cost speed management techniques in five rural Iowa communities.Watch now
Pavement markings are one of the least expensive countermeasures available for improving safety and can reduce crashes by 15 percent. Agencies should consider installing center lines and edge lines even where they are not required and may try adopting 6-inch edge lines rather than the standard 4-inch.Watch now
What happens to vehicles and their occupants in crashes is determined by science. "You can't argue with the laws of physics," says Griff Jones, award-winning high school physics teacher who goes behind the scenes at the Institute's Vehicle Research Center to explore the basic science behind car crashes.Watch now
Discover how FHWA and the DOT are developing technologies to enable vehicles to communicate and respond to one another by sharing speed, following distance, and accelerating/decelerating data.Watch now
This 13-part video series by the Iowa Department of Transportation provides valuable information about winter roadway operations. Topics covered include pre-season preparation of trucks and plows, regular equipment checks, proper and safe clothing, plowing techniques, anti-icing and de-icing, snow fences and more.Watch now
More than half of America’s roads have a gravel surface, making gravel roads an important part of the nation’s transportation system. This video explains three important aspects of maintaining gravel roads: safety, correct roadway shape and good surface gravel.Watch now
Episode 3 features 11 technologies and practices that can shorten the project delivery process, enhance safety and improve environmental sustainability. They range from efficient electronic tools and easy-to-build bridges to time-saving planning techniques and congestion-cutting work zones.Watch now
This two-part video explains the diverging diamond interchange project on East First Street and Interstate 35 in Ankeny, Iowa.Watch now