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A Mobile App to Report Driver Intrusions Into Work Zones

Status:  Complete
Report Date:  01/22/2024


Drivers who don’t comply with traffic control directions in work zones can create safety risks that threaten transportation workers and the drivers themselves. Knowing what incidents—or intrusions—have occurred in work zones would enable MnDOT to develop and implement appropriate strategies to prevent harm and improve worker safety. A new smartphone app will enable workers to provide timely and accurate reporting about incidents from the field. By working iteratively with MnDOT maintenance workers and supervisors in developing the tool, investigators created a user-friendly app that collects data to identify common types of incidents and consequences, the type and layout of work zones in which incidents occur, and safety equipment or procedures used. Investigators also developed a communications plan, outreach materials and training to educate users and a framework for data analysis reports. Lastly, a sample report provides examples of how data on work zone incidents can be presented.

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