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  1. Runaway Truck CatchNET SystemUS Highway 16 West of Buffalo

  2. CatchNET System was constructed in 2004. Used 6 times since 2004. Runaway CatchNET System will bring you safely to a stop similar to an aircraft carrier catching a plane. Designed to safely stop a 90,000 lb load traveling 90 mph.

  3. 15 Runaway CatchNET Systems in the world 6 in the United States Williamstown, Mass Avon, Conn Buffalo, WY 3 in Hawaii 4 more in the design stages in the US 2 in Wyoming near the Tetons 2 in Nevada Buffalo first one in the US with this high of capacity rated at 90 miles an hour at 90,000 lbs

  4. http://news.ontario.ca/mto/en/2009/06/highway-11-runaway-truck-ramp-now-open.html#http://news.ontario.ca/mto/en/2009/06/highway-11-runaway-truck-ramp-now-open.html# http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X70f0zzVENI

  5. Trucks that used the CatchNET 6 Trucks/RVs – No Injuries – Minimal Vehicle Damage

  6. CatchNET Uses August 31, 2007 – 80,000 lb Truck – 40 mph – 5 nets August 27, 2008 – 42,000 lb Truck – 35 mph – 3 nets July 20, 2009 – 12,000 lb RV – 65 mph – 3 nets September 4, 2009 – 70,000 lb Truck – 65 mph – 5 nets August 26, 2012 – 15,000 lb RV – 60 mph – 1 net May 29, 2012 – 55,000 lb Truck – 70 mph – 7 nets

  7. By Passed CatchNET and wrecked below 5 Trucks – 1 Major Injury – 4 Fatals – All Vehicles Totaled

  8. By passed CatchNET & Wrecked on Curve September 23, 2008 – Truck hauling bags of Bentonite Powder – 1 Fatal April 4, 2011 – Truck hauling bags of Bentonite Powder – Major Injury April 1, 2012 – Truck hauling bags of Powdered Sugar – 1 Fatal September 4, 2012 – Truck hauling bags Bentonite gravel – 2 Fatals

  9. What have we done so far to enhance awareness! Removed the closed when flashing signage, it was confusing Installed map signing at the current Brake Check area that describe the upcoming route and CatchNET location Installed informational Signage at the current Brake Check area that describes the CatchNET and how it works Distributing informational brochures about the CatchNET system Removed the red reflectors mounted on the CatchNET Met with truckers and gathered data Governor has formed a super committee of industry, shippers, public and WYDOT to address Trucker Safety on Mountain Passes

  10. What are we going to do to enhance awareness! Constructing a new Brake Check area at Pole Creek to bring awareness to drivers before the 7 steep drainages before the face of the mountain Planning to install map signing at the Brake Check area that describe the upcoming route and CatchNET location Planning to install I informational Signage at the Brake Check area that describes the CatchNET and how it works Added a solar LED sign mounted on the existing CatchNET that says OPEN Adding supplemental signing to all the current Runaway Truck Ramp signage that adds the words CatchNET Cable System Adding additional nets to the CatchNET for a higher load and speed capacity Adding a video camera system to analyze CatchNET performance Continue educational outreach

  11. QUESTIONS?