UC Davis, Caltrans Partner to Prevent Wrong-Way Driver Crashes

Caltrans and the UC Davis Advanced Highway Maintenance and Construction Technology Research Center, or AHMCT, today (July 13) released two reports highlighting ways to prevent rare but often deadly collisions involving wrong-way drivers.

One of the prevention measures included in the three-year pilot program — reflectors that alert drivers they are entering the roadway in the wrong direction — proved to be so effective that Caltrans has already installed the reflective markers on hundreds of miles of highways.

“Adding the two-way reflective markers proved to be so effective that Caltrans updated its statewide design standards,” said Caltrans Director Toks Omishakin. “It’s a low-cost measure we can use throughout the state to deter wrong way drivers and potentially save lives on California’s highway system.”

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