“Work Zone Safety: Everybody’s Responsibility”
The 2018 National Work Zone Awareness Week (NWZAW) is Between April 9th and April 13th. We should all take this time to appreciate roadside construction work and safe driving, and do what is necessary to adopt and educate others on safer driving habits. This is the best way to honor this important and meaning initiative.
Learn more about The 2018 National Work Zone Awareness Week below!
Every year in the spring, the National Work Zone Awareness Week (NWZAW) is held to bring countrywide awareness to both driver and road worker safety, as well as, movement problems in work zones. Their official 2018 motto is, “Work Zone Safety: Everybody’s Responsibility,” which says it all. It is our personal responsibility to pay close attention to the road when driving, especially in or around work construction zones.
For the past 19 years, the NWZAW works alongside the American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA) and the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO). Together, they collaborate, create, and sponsor the entire event. Since then, more and more transportation-oriented state and federal organizations have partnered up and joined in to support the NWZAW’s cause. This year, it is being hosted by the state of Illinois. The national kickoff event ensued without a hitch yesterday, and more events are soon to come and hopefully inspire more partners to get involved!
We encourage you to also visit the U.S Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration website, here, for more links and resources you can share with your loved ones.