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Reducing speeds to improve safety for work-zone flaggers

When drivers approach a roadway work zone at high speeds, they put the lives of work-zone flaggers at risk. To keep flaggers safe on the job, U of M researchers are looking for better ways to capture drivers’ attention—and compel them to slow down—as they approach flagger-controlled work zones. 359 more words

Traffic And Safety

New work-zone warning app featured on KARE 11

A new app that sends warning messages to drivers as they approach work zones was featured on KARE 11 News on Thursday. The app was developed by U of M researchers in a project sponsored by MnDOT. 137 more words

Traffic And Safety

Work-zone warnings could soon be delivered to your smartphone

Imagine that you’re driving to work as usual when your smartphone announces, “Caution, you are approaching an active work zone.” You slow down and soon spot orange barrels and highway workers on the road shoulder. 412 more words

Traffic And Safety

National Work Zone Awareness Week April 3 - 7, 2017

Submitted by: Steve Corbitt, Safety & Health Specialist

National Work Zone Awareness Week (NWZAW), sponsored by federal, state and local transportation officials each April, draws attention to the safety needs of road workers during construction season. 217 more words

Transportation Operations

National Work Zone Awareness Week Is April 3-7... Work zone safety is in your hands!

Besides the blooming flowers, another sign of spring is a growing number of construction projects. Each year in the spring and the unofficial start of the construction season National Work Zone Awareness Week is held to bring national attention to motorist regarding worker safety and mobility issues in work zones. 269 more words

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet