Best Practices for Lighting and Marking Maintenance/ Construction Equipment for Safety

Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) seeks to improve the safety practices of lighting and marking vehicles and equipment to improve safety for its employees and contractors while on a jobsite. Improved lighting and marking on work vehicles and equipment should increase awareness of their presence to the travelling public. Employees’ lives are invaluable and putting the best resources towards protecting them is an easy decision. The findings from this study will allow MDOT to implement better standards for marking and lighting its own vehicle fleet as well as for contractor vehicles and equipment that is used on DOT projects. The goal of the improved standards is to make working on the roadways safer for everyone.