New technology is showing up at some western Oregon highway construction zones this summer. Technology that state transportation managers hope will make it safer for workers trying to control traffic…the flaggers.
If you think being a traffic control flagger is all peaches and cream, think again.
The flaggers face all kinds of potential danger, and too many pay with their lives. ODOT managers this summer are rapidly expanding the use of auto-flaggers.
Don’t make the mistake of thinking a highway flagger, has a cushy job.
It happens every year, flaggers and highway workers are injured or killed at Oregon work sites.