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.

I-17 wrong-way detection project underway in Phoenix
News | August 17,2017

Preliminary work started in the past week on the ADOT’s $3.7 million thermal-camera based project

The Vision Zero Action Plan in Los Angeles aims to not only eliminate traffic deaths for motorists, but also for pedestrians and cyclists by concentrating efforts on areas with more vulnerable populations.
Feature | Lauren Ballard, Lilly O’Brien, Jordan Fraade and Jess Jaworski | August 08,2017

A commitment to ending traffic deaths in Los Angeles

Sheepshead Bay Rd after
Feature | Brian W. Budzynski | August 08,2017

In the Big Apple, a culture of experimentation and collaboration is fueling Vision Zero success

Wrong way driving warning sign
News | July 28,2017

The board recently approved a $3.7 million plan for a thermal-detection system

Truck on highway
News | July 25,2017

The department is implementing infrared technology to warn truck drivers of low-clearance bridges

Watson
Feature | Brian Watson | June 12,2017

Improving work-zone safety through advanced technology

Texas governor signs texting-while-driving ban into law
News | June 07,2017

The new law will take effect Sept. 1 of this year

Arizona DOT to soon reveal wrong-way detection, alert system
News | June 06,2017

After several years of studying ways to implement a system to prevent wrong-way incidents, the department could be revealing a prototype soon

Realizing Vision Zero in the U.S. is a goal worth every effort
Feature | Rebecca Sanders, Ph.D. | June 05,2017

Realizing Vision Zero in the U.S. is a goal worth every effort

 A dozen states have advanced tougher distracted driving bills this year
News | June 02,2017

Analysis shows stonger laws enacted, legislation pushed to curb distracted driving

Wrong way sign
News | May 08,2017

Sacramento and San Diego roads will be part of the two-year test program to detect wrong-way drivers

Massive train derailment in Idaho closes U.S. 95 for weeks
News | May 05,2017

Officials anticipate fortnight of lane closures as they address horrible 25+ car turnover

Montana program aims to prevent traffic fatalities
News | April 28,2017

Since drivers in the state are more at risk for traffic-related fatalities, MDT is aiming to bring the number of traffic fatalities down to zero.

NJDOT will reduce the number of lanes to slow traffic on the route, which is known for having many pedestrian deaths over the years
News | April 21,2017

NJDOT will reduce the number of lanes to slow traffic on the route, which is known for having many pedestrian deaths over the years

MnDOT, landowners install first-of-its-kind snow fence
News | April 21,2017

The department partnered with the landowners to install a 1,500-ft snow fence as a measure to control blowing snow and maintain traffic safety on Highway 67

road work sign
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

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