MAKING A SAFERWORLDDO ROAD SAFETY CAMERAS REDUCEWORK ZONE CRASHES?
MAKING A SAFER WORLDROAD SAFETY CAMERAS Numerous studies confirm road safety cameras reduce speeding, which leads tofewer...
MAKING A SAFER WORLDROAD SAFETY CAMERAS Road safety cameras play an especially important role in work zones. With summer...
MAKING A SAFER WORLDROAD SAFETY CAMERASWHY IS WORK ZONE SAFETY IMPORTANT FOR EVERYONE?Everybody is at risk in a work zone...
MAKING A SAFER WORLDROAD SAFETY CAMERASWHY IS WORK ZONE SAFETY IMPORTANT FOR EVERYONE?By going too fast, drivers may not ...
MAKING A SAFER WORLDROAD SAFETY CAMERASROAD SAFETY CAMERAS AND WORK ZONES: A PERFECT MATCHOne main purpose of road safety...
MAKING A SAFER WORLDROAD SAFETY CAMERASROAD SAFETY CAMERAS AND WORK ZONES: A PERFECT MATCHFor example, the state of Maryl...
MAKING A SAFER WORLDABOUT THE AUTHORJody Ryan is Communications Director atRedflex Traffic Systems®, Inc., a leader inroad...
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Do Road Safety Cameras Reduce Work Zone Crashes?

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The goals of road safety cameras in work zones should be to encourage changes in driver behavior and improve awareness. Everyone must understand how driving too fast in a work zone can lead to deadly crashes. For more information about Road Safety Cameras, visit http://www.redflex.com today.

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Do Road Safety Cameras Reduce Work Zone Crashes?

  1. 1. MAKING A SAFERWORLDDO ROAD SAFETY CAMERAS REDUCEWORK ZONE CRASHES?
  2. 2. MAKING A SAFER WORLDROAD SAFETY CAMERAS Numerous studies confirm road safety cameras reduce speeding, which leads tofewer crashes. According to an Arizona State University study, a Scottsdale Pilot Speed CameraProgram showed a 54% reduction in total crashes and a nine mph speedreduction. In three U.S. municipalities, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety found 70 to88% of drivers who traveled more than 10 mph over the speed limit reduced theirspeeds because of road safety cameras. These are just two examples of countless studies demonstrating the positiveresults from road safety cameras.
  3. 3. MAKING A SAFER WORLDROAD SAFETY CAMERAS Road safety cameras play an especially important role in work zones. With summer here, most States’ Departments of Transportation will be infull construction mode. Ongoing road repair means many drivers will need to traverse work zones. Because they’ll be required to slow down, stop and wait sometimes forlengthy periods, some drivers will become frustrated and want to speedthrough these zones. Or, they may not be paying attention and miss the posted warning signs.
  4. 4. MAKING A SAFER WORLDROAD SAFETY CAMERASWHY IS WORK ZONE SAFETY IMPORTANT FOR EVERYONE?Everybody is at risk in a work zone, not just the construction workers.In fact, the Maryland “SafeZones” program found four out of five work zonecrashes injured or killed motorists and passengers, not workers.In addition, work zones usually create problematic driving conditions.Many zones have limited space, such as single lanes.Plus, drivers might have to negotiate lots of obstacles, includingconstruction trucks, machinery and equipment.They have to deal with lane restrictions, hazards, as well as obey changingspeed limits.
  5. 5. MAKING A SAFER WORLDROAD SAFETY CAMERASWHY IS WORK ZONE SAFETY IMPORTANT FOR EVERYONE?By going too fast, drivers may not be able to steer safely around curves orobjects.They also may not be able to stop their vehicles quickly if needed or reactas fast as required to a dangerous situation.With these challenges, drivers must pay careful attention to the road.They have very little room for error while driving through these tight andbusy areas.
  6. 6. MAKING A SAFER WORLDROAD SAFETY CAMERASROAD SAFETY CAMERAS AND WORK ZONES: A PERFECT MATCHOne main purpose of road safety cameras is to deter driving at unsafespeeds.That is especially important in areas where workers may be working rightnext to lanes of fast moving traffic.Slower work zone speeds help avoid crashes and save people from injuryand death.Other factors contribute to work zone crashes, including going too fast forthe current road conditions, using a mobile phone, being distracted, notyielding the right-of-way, following too closely or any number of other riskydriving behaviors.To ensure these work zones remain safe for everyone, many states, countiesand municipalities are using road safety cameras to protect drivers,passengers and construction workers from injuries or fatalities caused from
  7. 7. MAKING A SAFER WORLDROAD SAFETY CAMERASROAD SAFETY CAMERAS AND WORK ZONES: A PERFECT MATCHFor example, the state of Maryland has implemented a successful SafeZonesprogram that reduced speeding in work zones.Using road safety cameras, the SafeZones program resulted in more than an80% reduction in speeding violations.In addition, crash injuries and deaths in work zones reached their lowestlevels in more than 10 years.The goals of road safety cameras in work zones should be to encouragechanges in driver behavior and improve awareness.Everyone must understand how driving too fast in a work zone can lead todeadly crashes.
  8. 8. MAKING A SAFER WORLDABOUT THE AUTHORJody Ryan is Communications Director atRedflex Traffic Systems®, Inc., a leader inroad safety technology that operates morethan 2,000 photo enforcement systems inover 250 cities throughout the UnitedStates and Canada.For more information aboutRoad Safety Cameras,visit http://www.redflex.com today.

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