SASKATOON, Sask. — A Canadian firm is being credited with saving lives, thanks to its work zone safety system which controls traffic in construction zones.
International Road Dynamics (IRD) has implemented the system in Michigan and Indiana, in hopes of reducing the 900 fatalities that occur each year in U.S. work zones.
The system assists in the merging of traffic approaching highway work zones. Based on vehicle congestion, the system shrinks or expands to create a no passing zone prior to the work zone.
The work zone safety system is meeting to rave reviews, and Bill Hattan, director of sales and marketing for IRD’s Michigan distributor, says the system has considerably improved safety for highway workers.
“This is the second year of deployment in Michigan and from all reports from the State Department of Transportation, the system is performing exceptionally well. We are proud to be associated with a system which saves lives and reduces accidents in the work zone,” says Hattan.