This training material has been prepared to address the tort liability problems faced by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and Kentucky local governments. The manual defines the problem by reviewing the national picture of generally growing numbers of suits and escalating financial losses from suits against highway agencies.

The manual also sets out solutions, and reviews actions, which can decrease the exposure of highway agencies to these suits. This risk management concept is emphasized throughout the manual.

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The contents of this manual represent the views of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect those of the University of Alabama, the Alabama Highway Department, the University of Kentucky, the Kentucky Transportation Center, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, or any other organization. This workbook is not intended as a standard, specification or regulation, nor is it intended to replace existing regulations.