Traffic Safety

Traffic safety is paramount to every road, bridge and transit-based project and planning measure. In this channel, overall safety, work-zone safety, the safe implementation of technology and more are covered in feature articles, regular news, commentary and product information.

News | March 23,2017

The department is planning to either build bridges over or tunnels under seven railroad crossings to improve safety and mobility

News | March 21,2017

The Kansas capital will be one of the first cities in the state to have access to KDOT's GIS crash database 

News | February 17,2017

Speed tables have been installed in multiple locations in the city

News | February 16,2017

Last year, traffic deaths increased by 6%, to 40,200, according to estimates released by the National Safety Council

News | February 15,2017

Technology helping I-40 drivers stay safe during winter conditions

News | February 08,2017

The roadway safety association will be featuring several info session and workshops at the upcoming Traffic Expo on Feb. 10-14

News | February 07,2017

The phased rollout of CHAMP will begin in the state’s northeast region and go on to other districts through May 2017

News | February 06,2017

The California Department of Transportation is using Sacramento and San Diego to test a variety of tools aimed at getting the attention of drivers if they enter a freeway going the wrong direction

News | January 13,2017

Both states are using a network of road sensors to keep drivers safe during winter conditions

News | December 30,2016

The state would effectively require hands-free navigation and communication

News | December 30,2016

The traffic app will offer the agency data on speed and congestion

News | December 27,2016

The traffic safety program is a coordinated effort between multiple agencies to reduce crashes and improve crash responses

News | December 22,2016

The transportation company’s response surprised few in the industry, given the company's history of challenging restrictions

News | December 19,2016

The result of a shift in policy, rock salt will augment state’s regular deicing protocols in certain areas

News | December 19,2016

Auto-vehicle location devices gather data from other sensors to aid agency in winter storm planning

News | December 09,2016

Covering the period 2005-2015, the study used NHTSA’s fatal accident reporting system to cull data

News | November 23,2016

At least 144 guardrails could malfunction if hit by vehicle

News | November 22,2016

Lives saved by safety belts estimated at nearly 345,000 since 1975

News | November 18,2016

The agency earned both the Francois Award and the President’s Award from AASHTO

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