All across America’s highways and streets, it is common to come across an active work zone. You will see cones, signs, and sometimes workers holding stop-yield signs to direct traffic. The workers in these designated work zones work in some of the most hazardous conditions out there. Traffic drives right by them, and some drivers who do not pay attention race through a work zone, endangering the workers and themselves.
To bring attention to the dangers of roadside and construction work zones, 2019 National Work Zone Awareness Week begins April 8th and ends April 12th. During this week, the theme is “Drive Like You Work Here.” It asks for motorists who approach and move through work zones to follow all rules and proceed only when safe to do so, just as they would like drivers to do if they were the ones wearing the orange vests and hard hats.
When people cause a work zone accident, injuries that may be suffered by workers include:
To keep yourself and all others in a work zone safe, as a worker or driver, you should always:
Learn more about work zone safety and 2019 Work Zone Awareness Week by clicking here and visiting the official National Work Zone Safety Information Clearinghouse website.
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