Synthesis of Traffic Calming Techniques in Work Zones, 2009

(2009) Synthesis of Traffic Calming Techniques in Work Zones, 2009. Transportation, Department of

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Abstract

Nationwide, over 1,000 fatalities and 40,000 injuries occur annually in work zones, which include both construction zones and areas where maintenance is performed. The majority (85%) of work zone accidents result from unsafe driver behavior, and vehicle speed is often a factor in work zone crashes. In order to address speed and driver behavior near work zones, roadway agencies have developed different traffic calming measures. The objective of this research is to summarize the effectiveness of different traffic calming treatments for reducing speeds in work zones. This project 1. identified work zone traffic calming treatments for which information has not been well summarized, 2. identified state of the art and new technologies for work zone traffic calming, and 3. synthesized research related to items 1 and 2

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Behavior, Drivers, Speed control, Speeding, Traffic calming, Work zone safety, Work zone traffic control
Subjects: Transportation
Transportation > Traffic Management
Transportation > Traffic safety
Transportation > Traffic safety > Work zones
Transportation > Drivers
ID Code: 21103
Deposited By: Iowa DOT Library
Deposited On: 18 Dec 2015 13:31
Last Modified: 18 Dec 2015 13:31
URI: http://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/21103