Signs help drivers select the best lane during traffic incidents

U of M researchers explored whether drivers are heeding the warnings provided by signs above freeway lanes.

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Does automated speed enforcement in work zones reduce distracted driving?

To help identify solutions that improve driver attention in work zones, U of M researchers investigated the impact of various speed enforcement methods.

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Truckers with untreated sleep apnea have higher crash risk

A new study found that truck drivers who fail to adhere to treatment for obstructive sleep apnea are five times more likely to be involved in serious, preventable crashes.

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New modeling for bike and ped traffic to improve planning, safety

Researchers are developing new methods and tools to help transportation engineers estimate bicycle and pedestrian traffic volumes and assess risk.

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Getting drivers to switch to transit requires focus on travel time, urban form

Researchers from the Humphrey School of Public Affairs have explored the effects of travel cost, travel time, and population density on mode choice.

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Driver-assist system developed at U helps keep plows on the road

MnDOT’s District 7 is piloting a snowplow driver-assist system developed by U of M researchers to combat the blowing snow and fog that often cause zero visibility.

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