Keeping Work Zones Safe in the Tech AgeAuthor/Presenter: MacDonald, Chuck
Road construction can be dangerous. Technology helps to make work zones safer. This article discusses the application of various technologies, connected and automated vehicles, automatic flaggers, mobile barriers, and radar-based alarm systems, in work zones. It also discusses strategies such as traffic control plans and public education. The efforts of Federal Highway Administration, National Work Zone Safety Information Clearinghouse, and American Traffic Safety Services Association in promoting work zone safety through education and training are covered.