Use of Smart Work Zone Technology to Improve Work Space Access Point SafetyAbstract:
Large trucks have been significantly over-represented in work zone crashes. About one-half of those crashes involved a passenger vehicle running into the back of a large truck. One way to reduce crashes between slow-moving construction vehicles entering and exiting work spaces and high-speed traffic is to warn approaching drivers of the presence of the slow-moving vehicle. This fact sheet introduces smart work zone warning systems available for vehicles entering or exiting the work space and key considerations for using them.