Work Zone Safety: Awareness Through EducationAuthor/Presenter: Shucet, Philip A.
Recently, motorists participating in a national study said they ignore work zone warning signs, disregard workers’ safety, and drive too fast in work zones. So, even though extra care is taken to clearly mark work zones, more must be done. Even the threat of doubled fines isn’t enough to do the trick. Education is the missing link. Good use must be made of every opportunity we get to educate drivers, especially teenagers who are about to become drivers. Risks abound in work zones. One of the most important ways to eliminate and manage them is to be aware of them. And awareness begins with education.