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Crashes involving vehicles going the wrong way on North Carolina highways killed 164 people between 2000 and 2017, according to the state Department of Transportation. In 2019 the North Carolina Turnpike Authority began an aggressive pilot campaign to reduce and even eliminate these deadly crashes on their road system. They took up both conventional and

28,205 motorists 6283 pedestrians  854 cyclists    35,342 Total Roadway Deaths in the United States* Those are sobering statistics for just 12 months. Multiplied by a decade and you approach a half a million fathers, mothers, sons and daughters that never said goodbye and were taken too soon.  It’s unacceptable and must change.  While achieving the Zero

It’s widely accepted that we are about to go through the biggest change in road transportation since the first car was sold in 1896. Electric and automated vehicles present an enormous opportunity for stakeholders in road safety. But the time is now. How the industry evolves over the next 5 years will set a series

Written By: Greg Driskell For the purpose of this article, we define visual delineation as a device or process that provides for visual separation and identification of the lanes or objects within the roadway. The most common examples of visual delineation are road markings, raised reflective pavement markers and traffic signs. There are four primary

5500-mile marking assessment reveals four simple ways to make automated driving safer. PPP’s Measure Across America Project (MAAP) spans across 18 states and nearly 6000 miles. The purpose of the project is to promote pavement marking management to improve the safety of both human and machine-driven vehicles. To do so, PPP acquired a historic sampling

With today’s accelerated technological advancements, it is easy to misinterpret the scope of innovation. Limiting our vision and thoughts to only those things made up of chips and circuits. However, innovation always has and always will, come in many forms. A year or two ago we at PPP adopted the “Safe, Smart, Simple Solutions” motto. We

Tens of thousands of MedianAlerts™ have been used around the world for effective visual delineation of medians. Undoubtably, these innovative devices have made the roads safer for both pedestrians and motorists. But agencies have often taken it a step further and used the MedianAlert™ to delineate other structures in the roadway system. In 2014 the MedianAlert™

A not so unusual pavement marking phenomenon (as seen in this video) has recently become a hot topic among state DOTs. It’s likely that you have personally witnessed this mysterious occurrence. You are diving down the highway and suddenly the pavement markings seemingly disappear. But the strange thing is, that if you look in the

PPP’s announces its coast to coast Measure Across America Project, to promote the improvement of pavement markings for both human and machine drivers. The pilot to the Measure Across America Project (MAAP) was conducted last August in correlation with ATSSA Mid-Year conference, where PPP assessed 1,100 miles of pavement markings across five states within 25

Struggles for Elected Officials Our local elected officials are often expected to be an expert in all things. They are responsible for hundreds of decisions every year on a wide range of issues. One such issue addressed across all local governments is that of roadway infrastructure and matters of their safety. What makes these issues