Sharpening the focus on work zone safety

March 3, 2021 Holly Cooper

Work zones are among the most dangerous places for road workers, police officers and travelers alike. 

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. And 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’ behavior and improve safety for workers, without risking the lives of law enforcement officers.  

Check out our latest infographic to learn more about automated work zone enforcement and how we helped the state of Maryland reduce the number of vehicles speeding through work zones by 90 percent

Visit www.ConduentTransportation.com, and email us at transportation@conduent.com, to learn more. 

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Holly Cooper

Holly Cooper is Vice President and General Manager, Public Safety and Curbside Management Solutions

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