Traffic Safety

Traffic safety is paramount to every road, bridge and transit-based project and planning measure. In this channel, overall safety, work-zone safety, the safe implementation of technology and more are covered in feature articles, regular news, commentary and product information.

NHTSA headlights
News | October 16,2018

The agency approved the implementation of self-dimming headlights to improve safety on U.S. roadways

Rails next to trails
Feature | Anna Alligood, MSc, and Anne Goodchild, Ph.D. | October 05,2018

Addressing safety concerns at complex multimodal intersections

U.S. 23 Flex Route project Michigan
Feature | Jennifer Foley, Stephanie Palmer, Kari Martin and Mark Sweeney | October 05,2018

Michigan sees results from its U.S. 23 Flex Route project

Brian Scott
Feature | Brian Scott | October 05,2018

Using technology to improve safety at rural stop-controlled intersections

The survey, released by the National Safety Council, points to extremely high levels of exhaustion and multiple safety risks
News | October 03,2018

The survey, released by the National Safety Council, points to extremely high levels of exhaustion and multiple safety risks

Maryland DOT teams with Dept. of Agriculture on driver/farmer road sharing safety
News | October 02,2018

This multi-agency initiative is aimed at harvest-season safety increases

roundabouts
News | September 28,2018

The department recently reviewed data for 11 roundabouts on state routes at intersections that were previously stop or signal controlled

Hurricane impacts to traffic, roadways
News | September 11,2018

Traffic lane reversals and transit cancellations are among the steps some states are taking

bicycle projects
News | September 07,2018

Twenty-nine agencies across the state will receive almost $16 million for TAP projects

traffic safety reflectors
News | September 05,2018

The department will place 1,300 reflectors along M-22 to keep drivers from veering off the road

smart road technology
News | September 04,2018

The newly implemented tech is part of the agency’s RoadX program

public transit usage
News | August 31,2018

The analysis found that commuter- or intercity-rail travel is 18 times safer for passengers than auto travel

roadway traffic fatalities
News | August 23,2018

Consistent with last year's numbers, around 18,720 people died on U.S. roadways between January and June of this year

cable highway barrier
News | August 21,2018

The Oklahoma DOT said cable barriers reduce the severity of collisions

rural driving intersection safety
Exclusive Feature | Nicole Oneyear, Shauna Hallmark and Raju Thapa | August 06,2018

Using naturalistic driving study data to understand rural intersection safety

wrong-way detection system
News | August 02,2018

The system turns on red lights in nearby entrance ramp meters for right-way traffic when a wrong-way vehicle is detected

Blowing Dust Area
News | July 24,2018

New technology will detect if high amounts of dust particles are in the air that could hamper visibility

Long Grove covered bridge
News | June 28,2018

The 15,000-lb truck struck the top of the covered bridge, which has a 6,000-lb weight limit for vehicles

S.R. 30 Pennsylvania recovery
News | June 26,2018

PennDOT called on Gannett Fleming to provide expertise and assistance on the emergency project

overpass
News | June 25,2018

ITD approved spending $8 million to replace the overpass that sustained fire damage

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