Yes, I said SIXTEEN THOUSAND tickets.
From that discussion, I was directed to put together this poster to circulate to our employees, as well as others in the construction arena, to help educate their workers and engage them in spreading the word about the need to slow down in work zone:
Slowing down might be a good idea ... for you, for other motorists, and for those working. I may be the office brainy-geeky HR and corporate communication person, but I've been out there on the side of the road and have my own personal close call stories.
Even worse, I've stood just feet away from a tarp that covered someone who was just moments before, a living, breathing human being - someone who was a friend, co-worker, father, and husband. It's something you'll never forget.
What can you, as a motorist, do to help? Here are three things easy things that you can do in a work zone:
- Slow down,
- Watch for slowed or stopped traffic ahead, and
- Keep an eye out for flaggers and construction vehicles in the roadway.
You can slow down for us, or you can stop for the blue lights. Either way, it's up to you ....
In any event, everyone make it a GREAT weekend out there!