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Safety News July 30, 2015
In an announcement made this week, U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx granted more than $7.1 million from the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) Accelerated Innovation Deployment (AID) Demonstration program to fund nine projects in Florida, Kansas, Montana, New Hampshire, Rhode Island...
Safety Products July 29, 2015
Trinity Highway’s QuadGuard M10 is the first MASH compliant crash cushion on the market.  Consisting of an engineered steel nose and energy-absorbing crushable cartridges surrounded by a framework of steel Quad-Beam panels, the system is MASH Test Level 2 and Test Level 3 compliant as a re-...
Safety Article July 27, 2015
We’ve all heard the saying a picture is worth 1,000 words, even if it’s unclear who determined that value proposition. No one has determined the universal value of a video yet, but for the Melrose Park (Ill.) Police Department, it’s apparently $100.    That was the price of the ticket I got for...
Safety News July 27, 2015
Fiat Chrysler has issued a safety recall affecting 1.4 million vehicles in the U.S., after security researchers were able to demonstrate that one of its cars could be hacked. Last Tuesday, Wired magazine showed that hackers could take control of a Jeep Cherokee via its Internet-connected...
Safety News July 21, 2015
The New Jersey Center for Automated Road Transportation Safety at Fort Monmouth was announced this week after more than three years of planning and organization. The (501(c)(6)) nonprofit New Jersey Corporation’s mission is to substantially improve safety on existing conventional roadway...
Safety News July 08, 2015
I-10 between Casa Grande Valley and the Phoenix metropolitan area has recently been outfitted with a new series of camera towers—but it is not the speed-demons that they are looking to capture.   According to Arizona Department of Transportation spokesman Harold Sanders, the cameras are designed to...
Safety News July 07, 2015
According to local Portland, Maine, officials, Amtrak’s Downeaster is falling temporary victim to some long-anticipated tie replacement work and that delays and cancellations look to persist into the coming weeks.   The summer tourism season is now underway, but the rail authority is forced to bus...
Safety News June 29, 2015
Forty-six percent of highway contractors reported motor vehicle crashes in their construction work zones during the past year, according to a highway work zone study by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC).   The results of the study also urge drivers to take extra precautions as...
Erosion Control and Soil Stabilization News June 25, 2015
The Oklahoma Department of Transportation (OKDOT) brought in experts from Colorado to determine how to repair I-35, which connects Oklahoma City and Dallas, after a major rockslide from the Arbuckle Mountains shut down a portion of the highway.   Oklahoma transportation officials estimate that up...
Safety Products June 24, 2015
FlaggerJoe introduces a Safety Sign System that provides benefits to flaggers. The bright orange waterproof canopy and double warning flags increase work-zone visibility as well as provide heat and rain relief along with UV-sun protection. Rolling Base for mobility.  FHWA approved and MASH crash...
Safety Products June 24, 2015
Pexco’s new Enhanced Linear Delineation System (ELD) provides guidance to motorists, quickly alerting them to hazardous curves and changes in roadway alignment. A closely spaced row of Pexco reflectors creates a “ribbon of light” on guardrails or barrier walls, offering a low-cost, simple-to-...
Safety Article June 15, 2015
No one can deny it. The safety features loaded into today’s automobiles are not only more abundant than ever before—they are now objectively incredible.   High-tech gadgets such as adaptive cruise control, forward collision-avoidance systems, adaptive curve headlights, autonomous braking systems,...
Safety News June 12, 2015
A state Division of Highways (DOH) worker was killed in a work zone after being struck by an “out-of-control” vehicle in Wood County, W.V., on U.S. Route 50.   Police said Randall W. Bland, 49, died of serious leg injuries and seven other people were taken to hospitals including a second DOH worker...
Safety Article June 09, 2015
Nighttime work zones along roadways can be challenging environments for workers and drivers alike. Setting up and taking down the trailer-mounted light towers used by many construction workers is time-consuming and tedious. Aiming the lights on these towers to maximize visibility while preventing...
Safety Article June 09, 2015
The diverging diamond interchange (DDI) has recently become a popular alternative to other forms of interchange designs.   Since the first DDI installation in Springfield, Mo., in 2009, there have been 47 locations across the U.S. where DDIs have been installed. An example of a DDI in St. Louis, Mo...
Safety Article June 09, 2015
As departments of transportation face the challenges of repairing and improving their roadway pavements and bridges, one obvious point is clear.   Most roadwork is performed in traffic conditions   Most of the repairs and bridge-deck replacements will be performed under traffic conditions. The...
Safety Article June 09, 2015
Closely spaced driveways in a Florida work zone.   Identifying business driveways in a roadway construction zone can be difficult, particularly at night.   Darkness can mask visual cues that are available to help drivers during the daytime. In addition, the driveway drums are the same as all the...
Safety Article June 09, 2015
Mobile work zones are used for many road-maintenance operations such as roadway striping, sweeping and minor pothole repair.   The Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) includes some guidance for the layout of mobile work zones. A typical layout involves the use of shadow vehicles,...
Safety News May 27, 2015
The Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) has unveiled a new innovative online tool for businesses to constantly track the driver’s license status of employees.   The Driver Record Dashboard (DRD) allows companies to build and manage an unlimited list of drivers by entering vital information such...
Safety News May 22, 2015
The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is considering using drones to keep track of road conditions in order to improve safety for highway construction workers and drivers.   Fifty-six cameras are already being used to monitor traffic in West Michigan.   "MDOT thinks there's a lot of...

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