Work Zone Safety
The task of driving requires your full attention.
Unlike normal road conditions, work zones involve large equipment, traffic pattern changes, lane closures, uneven pavement, variable speed limits, and – most importantly – workers. That’s a volatile environment. In a work zone, drivers must obey all traffic safety laws including the speed limit, drive absolutely distraction-free, adhere to all signage, and be on the lookout for highway workers.
Work zone injuries and fatalities in Virginia had a dangerous spike last year. Fatalities rose 20%. Injuries increased 6%. Traffic crashes in general are on the rise. Join us in raising awareness and saving lives. Follow this link to get all of the information and tools needed to participate in Work Zone Safety Awareness Week: NWZAW.ORG
These resources have useful information about work zone safety:
American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials
Virginia Transportation Construction Alliance
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
American Traffic Safety Services Association