Our Roadways Need More… Safety Should Come FirstSamantha Skinner
Highway safety is becoming an issue that we are turning our heads to. With thousands of people dying every year on the roadways, and even more accidents occurring; it is important that we recognize safety issues and address them sooner, rather than later.
According to the CDC and Highway Work Zone Safety, around 773 individuals lose their lives every year in work zone crashes. The number has increased over the years, with the roads being more dangerous, not less, for those working on the sides.
We Need to Do Our Part
We need to do our part when keeping road workers safe while doing their jobs. When we notice the orange signs, we need to slow down and be alert. These work zones are sometimes hard to see, and those working in them can be even harder to see. To do our part in keeping these workers safe, we need to be alert and aware of our surroundings.
Slowing down when we realize that a work zone is coming up is one of the best things you can do. This can potentially save lives and keep everyone, especially those working on the roadways, safe from moving vehicles.
These workers are putting their lives at risk to fix the roads and provide a better transportation system for all of us. The least we can do is honor their lives, slow down, and be alert when passing through these areas.
Creating Safer Work Zones
It is imperative that we create safer work zones for those who are working in them. These work zones should not only be easily mapped out for those who are driving around them. Giving the workers enough room to do their work is important when trying to avoid traffic.
Purchasing cones, signs, sign stands, and additional products to keep the work zone safe, but also to map out the area is important. Be diligent when creating safer work zones for everyone. This industry has one of the highest rates of injuries and deaths per worker, making it an expensive career for so many.
We take the guesswork out of where the work zones are. With our bright orange signs, sign stands with the orange springs and legends that notify you. Those who are searching for the best safety products to keep their workers safe can trust Eastern Metal Signs and Safety for all those road work safety needs.