Rural intersection conflict warning systems
Improving safety on rural roads
Motorists will see intersection conflict warning systems at some at-risk intersections as MnDOT uses technology at rural intersections to give motorists real-time warnings about traffic conditions. The warning systems are expected to reduce fatal and serious injury crashes on Minnesota roads.
Where are they being installed?
MnDOT has designed several kinds of signs that address safety concerns at various locations throughout Greater Minnesota.
One type of sign will advise drivers on major roads with flashing lights and the language “Entering Traffic When Flashing.” Motorists on minor roads will see the flashing lights and the message “Traffic Approaching When Flashing.”
Watch this short video to learn more about rural intersection conflict warning systems.
MnDOT is a member of the ENTERPRISE Pooled Fund Study, which is conducting and collecting research on rural intersection conflict warning systems nationwide.
RICWS project page: http://www.dot.state.mn.us/its/projects/2011-2015/ricws.html