RoadSafe Participates in 2016 National Work Zone Awareness Week and “Go Orange Day” Activities
National Work Zone Awareness Week (NWZAW), April 11-15, is an annual spring campaign held at the start of construction season to encourage safe driving through highway work zones. Each year RoadSafe’s branches participate in various events and activities in order to carry the key message to road users—“Use extra caution in work zones.” This year’s theme, “Don’t Be That Driver!” reinforces the message that motorists should be constantly alert and prepared for dynamic changes in and around work zones.
A highlight of this year’s NWZAW was Wednesday’s GO ORANGE DAY hosted by the American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA) to show support of safety in work zones. Road safety professionals throughout the country were encouraged to wear orange, take photos showing their support and then share photos and messages with ATSSA, and through other media means, in order to raise awareness about driving safely through work zones. RoadSafe’s employees got into the spirit of GO ORANGE DAY with all photos being shared on company Facebook and Twitter (@RoadSafeUS) pages. According to Dave Meirick, RoadSafe’s President and CEO, “Our employees are very pleased to participate in any way they can to bring about awareness to everyone traveling our nation’s roadways. Workers want to return home safely to their families each and every night. While their job is to provide the safest work zone possible with ease of mobility, it is up to the motorist to navigate safely and pay attention to workers on those sites. We are proud to be part of this very important initiative in support of NWZAW.” Click here to view “GO ORANGE” Photos.