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Caltrans Deploys Wrong-Way Driver Detection System

Caltrans News Flash #117

Date: February 3, 2017
District: District 3
Contact: Gilbert Mohtes-Chan
Phone: (530) 741-4571
Contact: Tamie McGowen
Phone: (916) 657-5060

SACRAMENTO – Caltrans is testing an innovative safety system that may help deter wrong-way drivers and alert authorities when incidents occur. In this Caltrans News Flash, Caltrans shows some of the safety components of a two-year pilot project that is underway in Sacramento and San Diego. Caltrans is evaluating these new countermeasures in hopes of reducing the number of wrong-way collisions.

In this Caltrans News Flash, Public Information Officer Gilbert Mohtes-Chan describes how Caltrans is installing high-tech detection systems and new safety features to prevent wrong-way driving collisions. Caltrans has rolled out the next generation of safety improvements in Sacramento and San Diego as part of a two-year pilot project.

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This Caltrans News Flash is the 117th in a series of videos highlighting Caltrans' activities that present the wide-ranging and critical work that Caltrans does to enhance California's economy and livability.To see more of these and other videos, search for #CaltransNewsFlash on Twitter or visit Caltrans News Flash on YouTube (

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