This coming week (April 26-30, 2021) is Nationwide Work Zone Consciousness Week and this yr’s theme is “Drive Secure. Work Secure. Save Lives.”
South Dakota Division of Transportation Secretary Joel Jundt says the designation highlights the lethal risks of rushing or driving distracted in work areas. Statistics from the Nationwide Work Zone Security Data Clearinghouse present there have been 762 deadly crashes in work zones leading to 842 deaths in 2019, underscoring the necessity to observe pace limits and remove distractions when approaching and driving by work zones.
Jundt says individuals are invited to take part in GO ORANGE DAY Wednesday (April 28) as a visible reminder everybody can play a task in work zone security. He encourages companies, organizations, people, households and associates to put on some orange attire, take artistic pictures and share the images on social media utilizing the hashtag #orange4safetysd. Fb customers can entry and use SDDOT’s work zone security consciousness profile image body on the SDDOT Facebook page from April 26-30, 2021.
For extra info on Nationwide Work Zone Consciousness Week, go to https://dot.sd.gov/inside-sddot/of-interest/work-zone-awareness-week or www.NWZAW.org.