Safety

Safety is a top priority with everyone involved in the road- and bridge-building market. The Safety Channel is a reflection of the commitment to reduce injuries and fatalities at the jobsite. Enhancing this section is Roads & Bridges' continued partnership with the American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA). ATSSA has represented companies and individuals in the traffic control and roadway safety industry for 35 years. Over 1,800 members provide the majority of safety features, services and materials used on the nation's roadways.

Caltrans traffic safety hardware recommendation following Tesla crash into crash attenuator
The crash attenuator involved in the fatal Mountain View crash (right) is seen alongside an undamaged attenuator. Image: Caltrans via NTSB
The National Transportation Safety Board issued a Safety Recommendation Report this week as part of its ongoing investigation of the fatal crash of a…
September 10, 2019
Figure 1. Work-zone site location map.
Figure 1. Work-zone site location map.
Figure 1. Work-zone site location map.   Effective signage that is easily understood facilitates safe driving through a work zone. The Manual on…
July 09, 2019
NYC DOT to add thousands of speed cameras to most dangerous school zones
NYC DOT to add thousands of speed cameras to most dangerous school zones
As part of its ongoing push toward Vision Zero, the New York City DOT (NYC DOT) has announced that it will expand its school zone speed camera…
July 09, 2019
Kansas and Missouri DOTs partner on driver alert technology pilot program
Kansas and Missouri DOTs partner on driver alert technology pilot program
The Kansas DOT (KDOT) has teamed up with its counterparts in Missouri to initiate a pilot program in four Kansas metropolitan areas that alerts…
July 08, 2019
NTSB report Amtrak derailment Tacoma, Washington
Image: NTSB report via Washington State Police
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) recently issued a final report detailing its investigation into the derailment of an Amtrak train…
June 25, 2019
Israel LaFleur Bridge led to an increase of traffic congestion along I-210, I-10, and the surrounding area.
Work on the Israel LaFleur Bridge led to an increase of traffic congestion along I-210, I-10, and the surrounding area. However, overall vehicle crashes during the work were lower than expected, partially attributed to smart work zone systems.
Interstate 210 (I-210) is a 12.4-mile-long bypass of I-10 in Lake Charles, Louisiana. One of the defining features of this route is the Israel…
June 05, 2019
A new highway work-zone study conducted by the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of America shows that 67% of highway contractors reported that…
May 28, 2019
The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies (T-HUD) recently approved its FY 2020…
May 28, 2019
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