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.

artificial intelligence, traffic management
News | November 26,2018

The program utilizes in-vehicle information, existing cameras, sensors and other traffic-related data to develop predictive analytics designed to reduce traffic fatalities and crash-related congestion

traffic safety
News | November 09,2018

Zendrive and its partners will award $50,000 for programs to improve public safety

NTSB report finds 95% of all 2017 transportation fatalities were highway-related
News | November 02,2018

The data, released this week, shed grim light on a significant safety concern for all agencies

Wrong-way driving
News | October 29,2018

Florida State University researchers have compiled two wrong-way driving reports for the Florida Department of Transportation

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

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