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With spring finally upon us, so too is the beginning of road construction season.
This week is National Work Zone Awareness Week (NWZAW), which is held to bring national attention to motorist and worker safety and mobility issues in work zones. Since 1999, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has worked with the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) and the American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA) to coordinate and sponsor the event.
This year’s theme, “Don’t Be That Driver!” reinforces the message that motorists should be constantly alert and prepared for dynamic changes in and around work zones.
Borton-Lawson is committed to safe operations for all of our employees. With a comprehensive safety program in place, based on training, planning, and employee participation, we support National Work Zone Awareness week to ensure the safety for all workers and drivers.
It is important to use extra caution around work zones, to ensure your safety and the safety of others. Pay attention to signage, cones, barriers, modified speed limits, and any changes to traffic patterns while driving through a work zone. Work zones are often unpredictable, so it is important to slow down while passing through them and recognizing workers that may be in the area. It is always crucial to exercise caution on the road and to avoid distracted driving.
Drivers areresponsible for maintaining safe roadways for our passengers and others on the road. As engaged drivers, we can reduce accidents and other hazards which means we can all get home safely and improve the quality of our transportation infrastructure.