How often do you drive through town and pass by a score of workers toiling away on new pavement or road painting efforts?
These workers tirelessly improve communities by ensuring fewer potholes, clear and concise lane change markers, and so much more. They keep us safe!
Unfortunately, too few drivers behind the wheel extend the feeling of safety to those on the side of the road. Those workers risk life and limb to improve roadways, and it’s time we brought awareness to their situation!
This April, National Work Zone Awareness Week highlights the toil and trouble that workers endure on roadways across the nation!
What is National Work Zone Awareness Week?
National Work Zone Awareness Week is an attempt to bring recognition and awareness to construction season and roadside work zones across the country. The number one goal is to encourage safe driving when passing through work zones big and small, by adhering to warning signs and worker instructions.
This year’s awareness week is hosted by the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), and will feature the unique theme of “work zones are a sign to slow down.”
According to their official website, in 2019, a staggering 842 people were killed in fatal work zone crashes.
It’s time to drastically reduce the number of injuries and fatalities!
When is National Work Zone Awareness Week?
This year’s annual National Work Zone Awareness Week begins April 11th and runs through April 15th.
The kickoff event occurs by the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel Expansion Project in Virginia, at 1:30 p.m. at the Fort Monroe Continental Gazebo, 4 Fenwick Road, Hampton, VA.
For more information about work zone awareness and roadside safety, feel free to contact Transline at our official contact page for more information, or to explore quality products designed to keep folks safe on today’s roads!