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M62 safety project deemed a success

10th April 2013 | Health and Safety Signs

Posted by Ben Alexander

A project that aims to reduce the number of workers injured on motorways has been piloted on the M62.

Highways bosses have invested in new technology to enable warning signs to be remotely controlled by road workers to stop the need to cross "live" motorway lanes, with the initiative expected to be used across the UK from 2016.

Highways Project Manager David Pilsworth said: "Road workers face danger every day while working close to fast moving traffic, in all weather conditions, and often at night.

"Our ‘zero crossings’ initiative ensures that, through using technology and remote control signs, road workers do not have to cross live carriageway to put up and take down signs."

Over the last three years, eight road workers have been killed while maintaining the road network, and it is hoped that the new improvements will significantly reduce this number.

Road users should keep a look out for defective or damaged safety signs and inform their local authority immediately, as they can then begin repair work.ADNFCR-2754-ID-801569163-ADNFCR


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