Taking the Danger Out of Highway WorkAbstract:
A common type of work zone accident is inattentive motorists running into the back of stopped or slow-moving highway maintenance vehicles. One solution is the use of shadow vehicles equipped with crash cushions. To reduce the risk for the shadow vehicle operator, efforts are being made to produce a remote-controlled shadow vehicle. A prototype remote shadow vehicle, as part of the state-sponsored SHRP, is expected to be completed at the end of 1991. When testing of the prototype is complete, plans, drawings and test results will be sent to the states.
Publisher: American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials
Publication Date: January 1991
Topics: Crash Cushions