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Innovations Challenge

Every day, construction workers on Pennsylvania roadways face a dangerous threat in work zones. Despite increased enforcement efforts, work zone signage placed miles in advance and smartphone alerts, drivers continue to commit traffic violations in work zones, which sometimes lead to crashes and other dangerous, life-threatening situations, or tragically someone being killed.

The Challenge

Aside from laws and educational campaigns, what cost-effective, innovative solution can be developed in the next five to 10 years to get drivers to slow down in work zones?

Why It Matters

PennDOT aims to educate drivers on the importance of obeying work zone laws, staying alert, and avoiding distractions while driving. Both drivers and highway workers face dangers in work zones every day. We want everyone to return home to their families every day. Watch our Just Drive - Work Zone Smart video below for more information.

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