This manual is designed to provide background information and offer an approach for reviewing safety conditions on local roads and streets. It also should help local officials with setting priorities and planning for both immediate action and future improvements. There are no federal or state requirements for the improvement of roadway safety hazards. This manual is not intended to be a standard. The specific examples and suggestions are given only as examples.
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The Wisconsin situation
Liability of governments and their employees
Specific areas of liability related to roadway management
Legal limits of liability
Accident managementCommunicate with law enforcement personnel
What to do if you are sued
Summary of Wisconsin municipal liability case law
Hazardous mailbox installations
Guidelines for safe installation
The clear roadside concept
Specific roadside hazards
Treating hazards within the clear zone
Guardrail system components
Guardrail performance factors
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Sign sizes and types
General sign information
Roadways and shoulders
Maintaining proper drainage