Missouri Department of Transportation is dealing with a surge in work zone crashes despite decreased traffic volumes due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The agency has already had 39 truck/trailer-mounted attenuators hit in work zones this year, compared to 19 hits during the same time period in 2019. Distracted driving has been recognized as a major factor in work zone crashes. To protect highway workers and emergency responders, the state passed the Slow Down and Move Over law in 2012 and Lyndon’s Law in 2019.
Publication Date: August 28, 2020
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Publication Types: News and Other Non-research Articles
Topics: Crash Data; Crashes; Distracted Driving; Laws and Legislation; Pandemics; Truck-Mounted Attenuators