You don’t need to take a road construction worker to lunch this week, although I’m sure they wouldn’t complain
But that’s not the point of something called “National Work Zone Awareness Week” brought to you by The National Work Zone Safety Information Clearinghouse, which is “dedicated to providing the transportation construction industry and the general public with comprehensive information to improve motorist, worker, and pedestrian safety in roadway work zones.”
The awareness week has apparently been around for 20 years, with each year bringing a new theme. For 2019 it’s “Drive Like You Work Here.”
They point out that It’s important to slow down through work zones, pay full attention, minimize distractions, including cellphone use. It’s also good to keep a safe distance from nearby vehicles, traffic barriers, construction equipment and workers whenever possible.
NDOT’s Tony Illia says, “State transportation employees are hard-working committed community members. They are our neighbors, family and friends. They sweat and toil daily under the elements for our benefit, maintaining and enhancing our public infrastructure. It’s not right that they should risk their lives earning a living.”
Buckle up, drive carefully and put down that phone!
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