To make work zones safer, state departments of transportation (DOTs) use smart technologies with specialized components, such as sensors, communications, software, and electronic equipment, to manage traffic and operations and disseminate traveler information. The TRB National Cooperative Highway Research Program’s NCHRP Synthesis 587: Use of Smart Work Zone Technologies for Improving Work Zone Safety reviews and documents […]
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) – The punishment for drivers who move recklessly through work zones has increased. The Alabama Department of Transportation launched a new campaign to make sure all drivers know a new law about driving through construction zones. Recent deaths of road workers along Alabama highways are a sober reminder that there is little […]
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WTVM) – As people get ready to travel for the July 4th holiday, the Alabama Department of Transportation and the Alabama Road Builders Association want you to know about a new state law. The fine for any moving traffic violation committed in a construction zone will result in a $250 fine, or double […]
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) joined state Departments of Transportation and other organizations nationwide today to urge drivers to keep highway workers safe as construction activities increase. They also urged the public to wear orange on April 28 for a national “Go Orange” Day to show their support […]
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) – National Work Zone Safety Week serves as a reminder to all drivers to slow down and pay more attention as they move through work zones on the road. The Alabama Department of Transportation is using this week to launch the Move Over, Slow Down, Save Lives safety campaign. During the spring […]
Highway work zones often have major safety and mobility impacts, which are made worse when travelers are unaware that they are approaching a work zone. To monitor and mitigate the mobility and safety impacts of road construction, transportation agencies, first responders, and the public require accurate information about the location, extent, and timing of construction-related […]
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 […]
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.