Work zones are there because workers are improving road conditions and expanding roads. In the work zone, drivers will typically see cones, barrels, barriers, pavement markings and work trucks. Follow the work zone signs and other directions to get safely through.
The Give ‘em a Brake marketing effort encourages safe driving. The men and women working to improve your highways work just feet from live traffic, from inattentive drivers. These workers could be your family, friends, the moms or dads of your child's friends, the people down the street or the baseball coach.
Just because you do not see the workers immediately after you see the warning sign does not mean they are not out there.
And it’s not just the workers who face work zone dangers. More than 90 percent of all work zone incidents result in driver or passenger injuries. So when you are giving them a brake, you are also giving yourself a brake.
Work zone survival tips
So slow down, pay attention, help protect the worker and yourself. Give ‘em a Brake.