Events / Meetings

Warning Signs – What, Where, Why, When and Liability Concerns

When: Thursday, July 2, 2020 -- 2:00 - 3:30 PM ET

This webinar was developed by the ITE Traffic Engineering Council

Webinar Description:

Warning signs are used to draw attention to unexpected conditions, changes in traffic control, speed limits and roadway geometry, as well as inform about the presence of vulnerable road users and wildlife. With such a wide variety of applications, warning signs are a critical tool in informing the road users to safely navigate the transportation system.

This webinar will cover the need, categories, design and application of the warning signs including a brief history and potential changes being considered by the National Committee on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (NCUTCD) to be incorporated in the future edition of the MUTCD.

The webinar will also provide examples of unique applications (children at play, wildlife crossing, deaf child, smoke/fog, icy roads, runaway truck ramp, etc.) as well as unnecessary use of warning signs leading to sign clutter and disrespect for all signs.

Finally, this webinar will cover the need and application of warning signs from a liability perspective using real-world examples by an expert witness.

Learning Objectives:
Attendees of this webinar will be able to:

  • Identify the need and appropriate application of warning signs
  • Understand the effectiveness of warning signs and how it can lead to a potential sign clutter
  • Provide basic understanding of the risk and liability involved with the warning signs


  • Robert Seyfried, Principal | RK Seyfried and Associates, Inc.
  • Gordon Meth, Expert Witness | Robson Forensic
  • Larry Hagen, Principal and Owner | Hagen Consulting Services, LLC

ITE Members: Free
Non-Members: $99.00

This fee includes a live web event, an archived recording, webinar evaluation, 1.5 PDH credits, and a certificate of completion.