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AGC: Cars crashed into 45% of highway contractors' work zones in 2013

Amanda Bayhi - Apr 10, 2014

AGC: Cars crashed into 45% of highway contractors' work zones in 2013

Vehicles crashed into 45 percent of highway contractors’ work zones in the past year, according to the study results released Monday by the Associated General Contractors of America. AGC noted that, according to the study, work zone crashes are more likely ...

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3M to donate up to $20k to scholarship funds during National Work Zone Awareness Week

Amanda Bayhi - Apr 09, 2014

3M to donate up to $20k to scholarship funds during National Work Zone Awareness Week

.3M Traffic Safety and Security Division has announced that it plans to donate up to $20,000 to scholarship funds through the end of National Work Zone Awareness Week on April 11. The donation is part of the company’s third annual 3M ...

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VIDEO: State DOTs host National Work Zone Awareness Week events

Amanda Bayhi - Apr 07, 2014

VIDEO: State DOTs host National Work Zone Awareness Week events

National Work Zone Awareness Week began Monday, and the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) will host an official kick-off event on Tuesday in Seattle. This year, the campaign takes place April 7-11 across the nation, with transportation agencies spreading the ...

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VIDEO: Illinois launches ‘Drop It and Drive’ campaign to educate drivers about new hand-held cell phone ban

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Mar 11, 2014

VIDEO: Illinois launches ‘Drop It and Drive’ campaign to educate drivers about new hand-held cell phone ban

Drivers in Illinois caught using using a cellphone without a hands-free device (except in an emergency) such as speakerphone or headsets that feature voice-activated or one-digit dialing are ticketed and fined from $75 up to $150 for repeat offenses, with ...

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Rhode Island DOT to invest $2 million in driver safety

Amanda Bayhi - Mar 04, 2014

Rhode Island DOT to invest $2 million in driver safety

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is planning to install a $2 million system on its highways to prevent drivers who are entering via ramps from driving the wrong way, WPRO News reports. The agency intends to start installation of the ...

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Virginia DOT to improve driver safety on portions of I-77

Amanda Bayhi - Feb 25, 2014

Virginia DOT to improve driver safety on portions of I-77

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe announced Monday that the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will improve driver safety on Interstate 77 in the Fancy Gap area of Carroll County by building a new safety system. The $7.5 million Active Traffic and Safety ...

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Illumagear to showcase Halo Light Personal Active Safety System at ConExpo-Con/Agg

Amanda Bayhi - Feb 19, 2014

Illumagear to showcase Halo Light Personal Active Safety System at ConExpo-Con/Agg

Safety product manufacturer Illumagear will showcase its Halo Light Personal Active Safety System at ConExpo-Con/Agg. Designed for use on a hard hat, the safety system illuminates a worker’s task area. According to the company, the light requires no adjustment and eliminates ...

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VIDEO: TxDOT uses Vine videos to urge teens to buckle up

Amanda Bayhi - Feb 18, 2014

VIDEO: TxDOT uses Vine videos to urge teens to buckle up

When I was a teen driver, I always remembered to buckle my seatbelt. That’s not because I was necessarily the best kid in the world. I just knew that I would experience the full wrath of my mother (who had ...

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Senate Commerce panel to meet on rail safety

Amanda Bayhi - Feb 07, 2014

Senate Commerce panel to meet on rail safety

A Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation panel is set to discuss rail safety next week. The Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety, and Security is scheduled to meet on Thursday at 2:30 p.m. for ...

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4 Forklift Safety Tips Every Highway Construction Crew Needs to Know

Contributed - Feb 04, 2014

4 Forklift Safety Tips Every Highway Construction Crew Needs to Know

Since forklifts were first introduced in the early 20th century, they have revolutionized the construction industry. The design of today’s lifts are far superior to those of the past. Thanks to new materials, hydraulics and electronics, modern forklifts are more durable ...

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NHTSA paves the way for connected vehicles

Amanda Bayhi - Feb 04, 2014

NHTSA paves the way for connected vehicles

Vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) technology will soon be included in all new cars. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced Monday that it plans to “begin taking steps to enable V2V communication technology for light vehicles.” NHTSA Acting Administrator David Friedman said the ...

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Rail safety among NTSB’s top 10 most wanted transportation improvements for 2014

Amanda Bayhi - Jan 21, 2014

Rail safety among NTSB’s top 10 most wanted transportation improvements for 2014

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has released its 2014 Most Wanted List, which features the agency’s top 10 advocacy and awareness priorities for the year. For the first time, the agency has included safety in rail mass transit on the ...

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