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

The workbook 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 workbook.

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The contents of this workbook represent the views of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect those of the University of Alabama, the Alabama Highway Department, the City of Huntsville, the Transportation Systems Management Association, the University of Kentucky, the Kentucky Transportation Research Center, the Kentucky Technology Transfer Program, 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.