Work Zone Awareness Week: ALDOT Launches Campaign to Save Lives

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The Alabama Department of Transportation is joining other states in support of Work Zone Awareness Week all this week.

If fact, they’ve launched a new campaign designed to keep workers safe called Move Over, Slow Down, Save Lives.

Work zones are found all over the state, and it’s important that drivers take extra precaution in those areas to protect themselves and the people outside working.

In 2020, there were 2,378 crashes within a work zone in Alabama, resulting in 19 fatalities and 616 injuries.

According to ALDOT, those numbers are higher than the year before.

Here’s how you can keep yourself and workers safe in work zones:

  • Drive alert and avoid distractions, especially at night
  • Slow down and obey speed limits
  • Don’t tailgate and watch for large trucks

“You want people to be aware of what they’re going through, because sometimes work zones change,” said ALDOT West Central Region Public Information Officer John McWilliams. “There are sometimes lane shifts so it’s really important for people to realize that what they drove through yesterday may not look the same today.”

You can monitor current road conditions online at algotraffic.com or via the three AL-Go traffic app, for Apple and Android phones.

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