CALIFORNIA'S WORK ZONE ENFORCEMENT EXPERIENCE. STANDING COMMITTEE ON HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY
California is working to deal with the changing environment of the construction work zone. Initial efforts attempted to bring about the desired results through comprehensive traffic management planning involving signing, delineation, traffic reduction and control measures, public information programs, construction operational plans and visible traffic law enforcement. It was found that more enhanced methods were needed so, mandatory brake inspection for trucks, reduced speed limit on downgrades, assignment of additional traffic officers to the work zone, and assignment of a Caltrans safety coordinator to liaison with the California Highway Patrol were undertaken. While all of these efforts brought about improvements, development of a Statewide Construction Zone Enhanced Enforcement Program (COZEEP) is underway.
- Selected Committee Meeting Papers presented at the Seventy-Fourth Annual Meeting of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials in Wichita, Kansas, December 5-6, 1988.
Washington, DC United States 20001
- Hinton, D D
- Publication Date: 1988
- Pagination: p. 85-87
- TRT Terms: Construction sites; Heavy vehicles; Highway traffic control; Inspection; Motor vehicles; Speed; Traffic law enforcement; Traffic safety; Trucks; Work zone traffic control
- Geographic Terms: California
- Subject Areas: Construction; Highways; Motor Carriers; Operations and Traffic Management; Safety and Human Factors; I73: Traffic Control; I83: Accidents and the Human Factor;
- Accession Number: 00494702
- Record Type: Publication
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jun 30 1990 12:00AM