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Driver distractions have been around since automobiles were invented, but the number of distractions have increased dramatically when the smart phone came along. When we include distracted drivers with intoxicated and speeding drivers, the number of work zone crashes today are staggering. The increasing dangers have created an epidemic safety problem for Flaggers in construction work zones and there is no MUTCD Sections with Guidance clauses that protect Flaggers from distracted, speeding and intoxicated drivers, while standing at the edge of the roadway.Read More
Road workers are injured and killed at an alarming rate. There is a solution, and it’s right in front of us.
In my day-to-day bombardment of social media and email marketing messages, I probably read the word “safety” a few hundred times per week. The world in which we live in seems to pose endless threats to our safety – some serious, others edging closer to the side of paranoia. Nonetheless, safety is a word which cannot, and should not be taken lightly – sometimes our lives depend on it!Read More
All of us here at North America Traffic were deeply saddened on that awful day in July 2014, when Brian Daniel lost his life, doing his job.
The Coroner’s Jury report, released earlier this year by Dr. Elizabeth Urbantke, takes us back to the tragic events at the construction site on Highway 3, near St. Thomas, Ontario, and reminds us of why we are here. Brian was a flagger on duty at the site, working to keep the traffic flowing safely, when he was struck and killed by a passing vehicle.Read More