Transportation Learning Network

Virtual Learning

Nighttime Visibility for Safety

  • Mar 14, 2024
    Virtual Learning (desktop/laptop and mobile devices)

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


The nighttime fatality rate on the Nation's roadways is three times higher than the daytime rate, and 76 percent of pedestrian fatalities occur at night. Enhancing nighttime visibility where non-motorists mix with traffic during darkness will save lives. The focus is to deploy countermeasures that improve nighttime visibility to safely connect people to the community and essential services.

This presentation will discuss some of the best practices in tackling this safety approach. Countermeasures that have been placed to reduce these impacts will be shared along with the information necessary for our states to apply for funding and participate in these projects.


George Merrittis a Senior Safety and Geometric Design Engineer with FHWA's Resource Center. He is responsible for deploying geometric design-related technology and analysis and co-leads FHWA's visibility team to help improve safety on our Nation's highways

Tori Brinklyis a Senior Safety Engineer with the Federal Highway Administration's Resource Center. Tori has over 30 years of experience in transportation safety and works with counterparts across the nation on subjects such as roadway departures, roadside safety design, rural road safety, and the safe system approach.

Target Audience

All personnel in scoping, design, maintenance, construction, and safety are encouraged to participate in this presentation. Decision makers are also encouraged to attend.