Many Time Risks to Road Safety at Construction Zones
Increased infrastructure spending and funding for road construction have led to a significant increase in the number of highway construction projects around Assam. The safety of road users and workers is a concern on roads and highways worldwide. Thousands of people are killed when traffic has to pass through road construction or maintenance works every year. The numbers of construction zone injuries and fatalities are predicted to climb even higher.
According to the report received from the SSP, CID, Assam, the annual number of persons killed in motor vehicle crashes in work zones in the Assam has increased day by day. Construction or maintenance zones will have roadway signs in advance to warn motorists that road work is being done. Active work zones are designated as such to notify motorists when they enter and leave the work zone.
In this section, we will discuss the threat to road safety at construction zones and provide advice to enhance the safety of motorists and road construction workers.