Work Zone Drivers Education Training

Construction worker

Construction worker on the SR 519 project.

Developed by the American Road and Transportation Builders Association, and sponsored by the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration, Turning Point: Roadway Work Zone Safety for New Drivers is a program with one goal in mind – keeping new drivers alive and safe in work zones. Turning Point aims to help existing driver education programs supplement their efforts and education materials with new impetus and instructional tools.

Washington State Department of Transportation supports this effort by offering this training information to the drivers education programs statewide.

WSDOT offers other key links to educate new drivers about safe driving in roadway work zones.

Work Zone Offenses (pdf 50 kb)
As part of the Give 'em a Brake campaign, this is a list of sample work zone offenses that include speeding, reckless driving, failure to obey direction of a flagger and more.

Traffic Control Devices (pdf 63 kb)
Work Zone Traffic Control devices are listed and include stop/slow paddle, orange signs, barricades, cones, warning lights and more.

Work Zone Safety Driving Tips (pdf 71 kb)
Driving tips include stay alert, pay close attention, don't tailgate or speed, merge as soon as possible, don't change lanes, minimize distractions, be patient and remain calm, and Give 'em a Brake!

Work Zone Safety - Give em' a Brake Presentation (828 kb ppt)
A 40+ slide PowerPoint presentation that outlines the Give 'em a Brake campaign, and defines works zones and the consequences of injuries and deaths from poor driving choices.