OTW Safety is committed to improved work zone safety. In order to raise awareness about dangerous workplace safety violations, we post photos of dangerous work zones to our Facebook page, and we write a BLOG post with commentary on MUTCD violations.
This week we’re highlighting the road construction at UT State Road 248. As you can see in this photo, there is an unmitigated drop off, the bike lane remains "open", and equipment is placed in the bike lane. Do you see more violations of MUTCD standards? What are the costs to a contractor if an accident occurs between a motor vehicle and a bicycle in the bike lane? And if a vehicle travels off the drop off?