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Using Smartphones to Deliver Effective In-Vehicle Work Zone Messages

Under simulated conditions, drivers were not distracted by controlled work zone-related messages delivered through smartphones. In fact, driving performance improved. Researchers also learned that the location of the smartphone did not affect the driver if the message included an auditory component. 821 more words

Traffic And Safety

Risking it all while doing your job.

First responders are not the only ones putting their lives on the line each and everyday while on our roads.  Anyone that that works on or near a roadway is putting their lives and their family’s future at risk. 345 more words


Self-propelled auto-flagger keeps workers out of traffic

Working with a Minnesota manufacturer, researchers developed a moving automated flagger assistance device (AFAD) that signals traffic at work zones. The AFAD is operated remotely by a worker who can stand off the roadway out of traffic. 848 more words


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