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.

Strawberry Hill Avenue bridge Norwalk, Conn.
News | June 20,2018

The bridge has been struck several times by trucks due to lower clearance

Channelizing posts
Exclusive Feature | Roger Wentz | June 04,2018

How infrastructure can positively affect driver behavior

Vancouver transportation safety
Feature | Liliana Quintero | June 01,2018

Vancouver’s transportation safety action plan envisions zero

Road fatalities decline
Feature | Daniel Blower, Carol Flannagan, Srinivas Geedipally, Robert Wunderlich and Dominique Lord | June 01,2018

Factors that contributed to a decline in road fatalities during the Great Recession

wrong-way crashes
News | May 30,2018

A new I-17 pilot project is testing a system that would alert police and other drivers to the presence of a wrong-way vehicle

FIU pedestrian bridge collapse investigation
News | May 25,2018

The agency is still in the process of investigating the cause of the collapse

Smart pavement
News | May 22,2018

The road system uses fiber optic sensors inside the pavement to detect roadway conditions in real time

temporary roundabout intersection
News | May 17,2018

One "pop-up" design is made up of traffic cones and signs to simulate a permanent roundabout

pedestrian safety
News | May 14,2018

Road diets and lower speed limits are among proposed solutions to lower pedestrian safety risks

work-zone distracted driving campaign
News | April 16,2018

The goal of the "Watch for Us" campaign is to remind drivers to pay attention while driving through work zones

Traffic safety against distracted driving
News | April 05,2018

About 19% of vehicle crashes on Texas roads involved distracted driving in 2017

road safety
News | March 30,2018

Recent studies indicate drivers using phones have higher risks of crash involvement

Oregon traffic safety
News | March 28,2018

The work is based on the I-84 Corridor Management Plan road safety study

FIU bridge collapse
News | March 23,2018

NTSB said workers were adjusting cables at the north end of the bridge at the time of the collapse, which they had previously done on the south end

FIU bridge collapse investigation
News | March 21,2018

Secretary Chao has asked for an audit to determine if requirements to receive federal funding for the project were met

Uber autonomous vehicle
News | March 19,2018

This is believed to be the first known death of a pedestrian in an autonomous vehicle collision on public roads

Bridge collapse
News | March 19,2018

There is plenty of finger-pointing, and cause might not be known for weeks

Bridge collapse
News | March 16,2018

Construction crews were on-site when accident happened; six confirmed dead

traffic safety older drivers
News | March 14,2018

The number of seniors killed in crashes involving drivers 65 years old or older increased by 16% nationwide

Copenhagen bikeways
Exclusive Feature | Rock Miller | March 12,2018

A look at different approaches to separated bikeway implementation

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