Officials Battle Safety Woes in Work ZonesAuthor/Presenter: Rake, Launce
People are ignoring speed limits and caution signs in construction zones, putting themselves and construction workers at risk. Highway Patrol promised increased enforcement of speed limits in the work areas for National Work Zone Safety Awareness Week. Work zones are dangerous areas for both workers and drivers. About 1,100 drivers died in construction-zone accidents last year, 11 of them in Nevada. NDOT employees and construction company contractors are getting new vests, which may more clearly identify them as people. Drivers will know that there are people in work zones when they see the bright yellow vests moving about.