Awareness Campaign Promotes Safety in Work Zones
April 11, 2022
Construction and maintenance projects are the keys to maintaining the health of the nation’s highways. Yet, these work zones can provide challenges to drivers and road workers alike.
New speed limits, traffic patterns and rights of way, as well as worker and vehicle movement, can all impact work zone safety, putting drivers and workers at risk.
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has designated April 11-15 as National Work Zone Awareness Week to bring attention to work zone safety. This year’s theme is “Work Zones are a Sign to Slow Down."
Preparation begins before sliding into the driver’s seat. The FHWA encourages drivers to research your route before you set out to your destination. Whenever possible, drivers are encouraged to avoid work zones and use available detours.
When traveling through a work zone, the FHWA encourages drivers to keep the following in mind:
In addition, the FHWA has these suggestions when driving large trucks in work zones:.
For more information on work zone safety, visit the FHWA website.
By “Move Ahead” Staff
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