News of Monday’s morning’s death inside an Alabama construction zone saddened Ann Barlow. “Oh no that’s horrible. I’m sorry to hear that,” Barlow told WBRC outside a state rest stop along I-20/59 in Tuscaloosa. She traveled through at least one work zone on her way to Birmingham from Mississippi. “It’s chaotic and you don’t know […]
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AL.com: The law, signed by Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey last May, makes it a Class C felony for someone convicted of vehicular homicide that is not a DUI. Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, under Alabama law, falls under harsher sentencing guidelines.
ARTBA Work Zone Safety Consortium: In 2016, large trucks were involved in 27% of fatal work zone crashes, and 29% of work zone fatalities. Over the past 5 years, over 3,300 persons have died nationally in work zones.
WVTM 13’s Chip Scarborough explains the improvements drivers in Tuscaloosa can expect in 2018.
The National Cooperative Highway Research Program released a report to identify how state departments of transportation (DOTs) implement policies using highway worker safety and health data to reduce injuries and manage risk.
No one would argue that emergency and roadside workers should be safer than they are now when they work in and around the highway, and no one would argue that we should do more to help reduce the risks that these individuals face while they work. However, to achieve zero deaths of emergency and roadway […]
The world’s largest online resource dedicated to improving safety in roadway construction zones has moved to the next level with the launch of a brand new website, expanded content and a new search function to make it easier for its users to access critical information.
The National Symposium on Work Zones and Large Trucks was held as a one-day event at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront Hotel in Jacksonville, Florida, on April 13, 2015. The objective of the symposium was to exchange experiences and identify solutions to further improve large truck safety and mobility in and around work zones. Attendees […]
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has established several programs and policies to mitigate the safety and mobility impacts of work zones. One such policy is the Work Zone Safety and Mobility Rule. This Rule requires agencies that receive Federal-aid highway funding to develop and implement an agency-level work zone safety and mobility policy, procedures to […]