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.

winter maintenance
News | February 06,2019

Michigan ranked number one for winter weather-related driving fatalities from 2013 to 2017

road transportation safety
News | February 05,2019

Agency calls for implementation of 46 NTSB safety recommendations in two years

On the heels of a request from the city’s mayor, Houston transportation advocacy group LINK Houston, in partnership with Bike Houston, is conducting an audit to identify the city’s most problematic intersections for walkers and bicyclists.
News | January 31,2019

A report will follow with recommendations

Analytics tool
News | January 14,2019

The new tool promises to fuel faster analysis, smarter targeting of states’ most dangerous roads

thermal camera detection system
News | January 08,2019

The system allowed public safety officials to catch up with the driver, preventing any accidents

Camera connected vehicles I-94/I-35
Feature | Brian W. Budzynski | January 02,2019

Connected vehicle test bed on Minneapolis’ I-94/I-35 merge aims to boost safety

Wrong-way system Arizona DOT
Feature | Don Tappendorf | January 02,2019

Thermal camera wrong-way driver alert system saves lives in Phoenix

Reduced visibility conditions
Feature | Michael Fontaine, P.E., Ph.D. | January 02,2019

Using variable speed limits to address safety during fog events on I-77 in Virginia

Minnesota DOT winter maintenance
News | January 02,2019

Last winter, there were 84 collisions between drivers and MnDOT plows 

Uber AVs
News | December 19,2018

The ride-sharing company is approved for autonomous mode operations for a full year in Pennsylvania

U.S. 60 exit to I-10 in Tempe, Ariz.
News | December 13,2018

The adjusted U.S. 60 lanes in Tempe and wrong-way pilot system in Phoenix were recognized

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

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