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.

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News | April 20,2017

According to data from TxDOT, there were 181 deaths as a result of crashes in work zones last year in the state

Rhode Island rolls out 'talking' buses aimed at safety
News | April 13,2017

RIPTA is applying an audible warning system to its fixed-route fleet to improve safety for buses, motorists and pedestrians

A double strip configuration was tested at the MnROAD facility in Albertville, Minn.
Feature | Edward Terhaar, P.E. | April 03,2017

Minnesota digs deeper into rumble strip design

Traffic calming device in Columbia, Mo., aim to boost ped safety
News | February 17,2017

Speed tables have been installed in multiple locations in the city

New pavement sensors helping Arizona DOT identify and address ice before it forms
News | February 15,2017

Technology helping I-40 drivers stay safe during winter conditions

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News | February 08,2017

The roadway safety association will be featuring several info session and workshops at the upcoming Traffic Expo on Feb. 10-14

Georgia DOT launches first U.S. statewide highway assistance and maintenance program
News | February 07,2017

The phased rollout of CHAMP will begin in the state’s northeast region and go on to other districts through May 2017

New tech helping Kansas and Missouri crews monitor winter road conditions
News | January 13,2017

Both states are using a network of road sensors to keep drivers safe during winter conditions

Virginia bill could limit cell phone and GPS usage
News | December 30,2016

The state would effectively require hands-free navigation and communication

Study reveals most dangerous driving causes in the U.S.
News | December 09,2016

Covering the period 2005-2015, the study used NHTSA’s fatal accident reporting system to cull data

Colorado DOT says haphazard guardrail repairs put drivers at risk
News | November 23,2016

At least 144 guardrails could malfunction if hit by vehicle

News | August 04,2016

Giant billboard is the latest tactic in CDOT's Drugged Driving Campaign

News | July 19,2016

Three drivers and two workers were hurt as a result of the collapse, though their injuries were not believed to be serious

News | May 06,2016

The system has prevented accidents and injury in 47 wrong-way incidents so far

News | March 29,2016

Meteorologists have developed new way to detect dust storms near highways

News | March 08,2016

The five messages address traffic safety concerns such as distracted driving, seatbelt usage, impaired driving and speeding. 

News | February 16,2016

NHTSA "safety summits" are aimed at curbing the sharp increase in traffic deaths recorded in 2015

News | December 31,2015

Signage applied to the corridor in 2014 has yielded compiled, verifiable safety improvement

News | December 31,2015

The new equipment will be applied to the state highway system to aid Caltrans in building traffic management strategies

News | December 23,2015

The following news release has been adapted from AASHTO’s official statement

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