Governor Mike DeWine and the Ohio Department of Transportation joined together to mark the start of National Work Zone Awareness Week in an effort to keep roadside workers safe.
“Just like Ohio’s drivers, road construction workers want to make it home safe at the end of each day,” said Gov. DeWine. “Accidents in construction zones are fully preventable when drivers use caution and slow down; doing so could save a life.”
Last year, four construction workers were killed while working along roads in Ohio, and the top factor is following too closely and speed.
“Drivers should always give their full attention to the road, but work zones require even more attention from drivers,” said ODOT Director Jack Marchbanks. “Please keep our workers safe as they work to keep you safe.”
Here are some safety tips for driving in work zones: