Working Together for Work Zone SafetyAbstract:
“Slow Down. It Won’t Kill You.” That’s the message motorists in Georgia are getting as they travel through work zones, thanks to a new campaign by the Georgia Department of Transportation (DOT). Drivers approaching work zones in Alabama, meanwhile, are being reminded that “People Work There.” These and other efforts to promote safety and mobility in work zones will be spotlighted during the second annual National Work Zone Awareness Week, to be held April 9-12, 2001. The awareness week will kick off on April 9 with a media event on the National Mall in Washington, DC. This event will commemorate the 868 work zone fatalities that occurred in 1999 and highlight nationwide initiatives to improve work zones, as well as things individual drivers can do to make travel through work zones safer. These “Safety Tips to Live By” include turning on headlights in work zones, keeping up with the traffic flow, and refraining from changing lanes.