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Safety Management

WORK ZONE SPEED BUMPS

Due to work zone safety being compromised by speeding drivers, I would like to see a temporary Speed Bump that is able to be laid in the roadway to further alert drivers that they are approaching a work zone. It would be ideal to have reflective text to be seen at night and during daytime with hash lines for visibility. A spring loaded flag on either end would be good.

Idea Submitted by Paul Yennior NJDOT C&M TECH 1

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Why is this a priority and what are the benefits for the State/County/City?

Enhance Work Zone Safety

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Safety Management

Using humor in roadside Dynamic Message Signs

Recently, towns such as Robbinsville have taken to using humor in dynamic message signs in an effort to warn drivers to slow down, obey traffic laws, drive safely, and otherwise make the road a safer place. Humor might be an effective technique to aid driver memory and reduce crashes and damage to New Jersey roads, as well as increase the effectiveness of passive law enforcement.

(For reference: news article, https://www.nj.com/news/2019/12/only-in-jersey-traffic-safety-served-up-with-a-side-of-attitude-humor.html)... more »

Idea Submitted by Richard Rabinowitz

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Why is this a priority and what are the benefits for the State/County/City?

Potential for reduced traffic deaths and less damage to roads, lower pedestrian fatalities
Increases goodwill through humor
More memorable messages

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Safety Management

Development of Bus Collision Avoidance Warning and Automated Emergency Braking (CAWS/AEB)

Collision avoidance warning systems are available for cars and trucks to detect and warn drivers of potential forward collisions and automatically initiate deceleration and braking. These systems offer the potential to significantly reduce fatalities, injuries and casualty and liability expenses. However, more development is needed to apply them to buses.

In the five year period from 2015 to 2019, NJ TRANSIT reported... more »

Idea Submitted by Jerry Lutin

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Each year, NJ Transit buses incur an average of 4 fatalities, 500 injuries, and $22.4 million in casualty and liability expenses. Technology is currently available for cars and trucks that automatically detect potential forward collisions with vehicles and pedestrians and automatically initiate deceleration and braking. However, more development is needed to apply these systems to transit buses. FTA funded research and development is underway at other transit agencies but more activity is needed. CAWS/AEB systems offer the potential to eliminate most of collision-related fatalities, injuries, and associated casualty and liability expense.

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