National Work Zone Awareness Week

NATIONAL WORK ZONE AWARENESS WEEK

National Work Zone Awareness Week (NWZAW) is an annual spring campaign held in various locations throughout the United States at the start of construction season.

This year NWZAW runs April 8–12, 2019. The campaign is designed to encourage safe driving through work zones. Flagger Force has participated in NWZAW for several years, especially in partnerships with the State Highway Association (SHA) in Maryland, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), and the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT).

Each year, Flagger Force encourages motorists to Stay Alert. Stay Alive.™ by slowing down, avoiding driver distractions, and obeying all signs in work zones.

We invite you to take the pledge! Stand with us and the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC), for the safety of all construction workers, and yourself to keep your communities moving, safely.

TAKE THE PLEDGE

132
national work zone worker fatalities in 2017
(View Source)
97 %
of Flagger Force employees report witnessing distracted driving in 2018
47
states banned text messaging for all drivers
(view source)
1 in 4
accidents in the U.S. are caused by an inattentive motorist
(view source)

NATIONAL WORK ZONE AWARENESS WEEK KICK-OFF EVENT

On Tuesday, April 2, Flagger Force, the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, and the Associated Pennsylvania Constructors held an event designed to bring transportation and construction organizations together to shed light on an important topic—distracted driving—which affects each employee that works in a work zone and every motorist driving through.

Employees shared their personal stories about the dangers they have witnessed in work zones and how it’s impacted their lives.

Check out the slideshow to the left to view photos captured!

 

STAY ALERT. STAY ALIVE.™

Flagger Force NWZAW 2019: PSA

Flagger Force keeps our communities moving safely through work zones, while our clients work to keep the power on, water flowing, and bridges safe for the traveling public.

In 2019, Flagger Force launched a radio campaign that included public service announcements to promote the message to motorists: Stay Alert. Stay Alive.

NEAR MISS:

THIS IS NINA’S STORY

Working in the field has its risks. With the increasing occurrence of distracted driving, listen to how Nina Lipford used her Flagger Force training to save her life.

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