D.E. GEMMILL IS HONORING NATIONAL WORK ZONE AWARENESS WEEK WITH SAVINGS!
Today marks the first day of National Work Zone Awareness Week. This campaign is held annually in the spring at the start of the construction season to help raise public awareness of work zone hazards. D.E. Gemmill encourages you to understand that Work Zone Safety is EVERYBODY’S responsibility.
Work Zones play a key role in maintaining and upgrading our nations roadways. Unfortunately, daily changes in traffic patterns, narrowed rights of way, and other construction activities often create a combination of factors resulting in crashes, injuries and fatalities. These crashes also cause excessive delays, especially given the constrained driving environment.
Work zone incidents impact everyone. In addition to vehicular crashes and fatalities, the leading cause of death in road and bridge sectors are run overs, back overs and falls. Drivers, passengers, and construction workers are all at risk. Your driving habits can directly help or harm the well-being of other motorists, cyclists, workers and pedestrians, including you. Its important for everyone to do their part to improve work zone safety.
Drivers, bikers, motorcyclists and pedestrians should always be alert, obey traffic laws and signs, and pay attention to their surroundings.
Passengers should always buckle up, act responsibly and avoid distracting the driver.
Emergency responders must be able to respond to and secure crash locations.
Police and courts are responsible for enforcing traffic and work zones laws
Field workers must always implement safety best practices when actively working in construction zones
Local and state governments should promote safe roads and increase public awareness about work zone safety
WORK ZONE SAFETY IS EVERYBODY’S RESPONSIBILITY!