We are all responsible for making work zones work better and safer!
Project planners, designers, and construction/maintenance/utility workers have the responsibility to integrate safety, mobility and constructability when planning, designing, and implementing work zones.
• Drivers, bikers, motorcyclists and pedestrians have the responsibility to always be alert, obey traffic laws and signs, and pay attention to their surroundings when approaching and traveling through a work zone. Properly securing pets in a vehicle prevents driver distraction and harm to the animal.
• Passengers should always buckle up, act responsibly, and avoid distracting the driver.
• Public safety agencies have the responsibility of responding to and securing crash locations and enforcing traffic laws.
• Local communities, and state and local governments need to allocate funding for safe roads and increase public awareness about work zone safety.
• Police and courts have the responsibility of enforcing traffic and work zone laws.
|The above is an excerpt from the article, “15th Annual National Work Zone Awareness Week.” For more information, please visit www.ops.fhwa.dot.gov.|