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Workzone Safety Improvements through Enhanced Warning Signal Devices

  • Author(s): Christianson, Kent
  • Greenhouse, Daniel
  • Cohn, Theodore
  • Kim, Roy Young
  • Chow, Christina
  • et al.
Abstract

The high incidence of accidents associated with work zones suggests that current warning lights and signals have been in need of improvement. In this project we have developed and tested an improved emergency warning light intended specifically for Caltrans work zone vehicles, and an enhanced rear warning light for shadow trucks, both intended to improve visibility and conspicuity, and to reduce reaction times for drivers approaching the work zone.

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