Highway work zones remain danger zones for both motorists and workers according to new reports of injuries and fatalities during the 1980s. Most of the fatalities involved motorists who drove off the road or collided with construction equipment or other vehicles. Research shows that more attention is needed in controlling cars and construction equipment moving through restricted areas. The 1991 Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act requires the development and implementation of a work-zone safety program by enhancing the quality and effectivenes of traffic control devices, safety appurtenances, traffic control plans and bidding practices for traffic control devices and services. The recommendations of the National Transportation Safety Board are also noted.

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  • Publication Date: 1992-5-25

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 10-11
  • Serial:
    • ENR
    • Volume: 228
    • Issue Number: 21
    • Publisher: McGraw-Hill, Incorporated
    • ISSN: 0891-9526

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  • Accession Number: 00621928
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: May 31 1992 12:00AM