Sharpening the focus on work zone safety on busy roads
A look into how government leaders have been able to change drivers’ behaviour and improve safety for workers, without risking lives of law enforcement officers.
Traffic cones on road with electronic arrow pointing to the right to divert traffic and white car in distance
Excessive speeding is a primary cause of injuries and deaths, along with not paying attention, failure to yield the right-of-way, and following too close. In the U.S., the latest research from the National Safety Council (NSC) found that 754 people were killed and 45,400 people were injured in U.S. work zone crashes in 2018.
Behind the numbers are lives unnecessarily lost, and people who suffer long-lasting effects from their injuries. Transportation leaders need solutions. Automated work zone enforcement, along with public education, can help them to reduce speed-related crashes in work zones. By automating work zone safety, government leaders have been able to change drivers’ behaviour and improve safety for workers, without risking the lives of law enforcement officers.