National Work Zone Awareness Week

DRIVE SAFE. WORK SAFE. SAVE LIVES.

National Work Zone Awareness Week (NWZAW) is an annual spring campaign held throughout the United States at the start of the construction season to encourage safe driving through work zones.

This year, NWZAW will be held April 26 – 30, 2021.

As the leading traffic control company in the eastern United States, Flagger Force has supported this important awareness campaign for close to a decade alongside our departments of transportation, clients, and industry partners.

Each year, Flagger Force and our employees encourage motorists to “Stay Alert. Stay Alive.” by slowing down, avoiding driver distractions, and obeying all signs in work zones. Our 1,700+ workforce has seen it all while in active work zones—eating, texting, and watching videos while driving. These are not safe driving practices and could cause potential harm to drivers, other community members, and those work in the construction area. Everyone wants to arrive home safely each day, so let’s work together to reduce incidents in work zones.

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135
national work zone worker fatalities in 2019
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842
Fatalities in work zones in 2019
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48
States banned texting and driving
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3,142
People killed in crashes involving a distracted driver in 2019
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Flagger Force Works to Shape the Perception of Traffic Control

Keeping our communities moving is what we do. And it’s our goal to help shape the perception of traffic control among them. When motorists travel through a work zone, they see the inconvenience and just a stop/slow paddle. But our traffic control professionals, commonly known as flaggers, are the folks behind those paddles—the stewards of our communities who play an important role in keeping you safe, in all weather conditions.

They are more than just a stop/slow paddle, more than a uniform. They’re people with different personalities and backgrounds. People who want to come home safe after a long day’s work, just like you. People with families who depend on them, who are the life of the party, and who are working toward something bigger than themselves.

We sat down with two of our more tenured field employees to learn more about them, why they do this job, and who it is they come home to. Find out what they want you to know by watching the videos in the link below.

Video Series

Stay Alert. Stay Alive.™

We understand work zones are frustrating for communities, but they are an important sign of improvements happening with our nation’s infrastructure. Flagger Force has been partnering with our department of transportation, client, and industry partners to raise awareness around why construction is important and the dangers of distracted driving for almost a decade. Our goal is to help build partnerships between our industry leaders and community members to decrease work zone accidents.

Check out the slide show to the left of how we have worked to educate our communities.

The Data Behind Work Zone Traffic Delays

Talk to any driver, and you'll hear the same complaints: traffic delays are one of the most frustrating parts of driving. Studies show that being forced to slow, sitting in bumper-to-bumper traffic, and traveling through work zones are some of the most common ways to trigger road rage and aggressive ...

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Flagger Force employee stops vehicle in work zone
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