Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Staying Safe in Construction Zones

Since 1921, 183 highway workers have been killed on the job in California — 31 of them in District 7 (Los Angeles and Ventura counties). Earlier this month, Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty released the video message below reminding motorists about what they can do to help ensure that our workers go home to their families when their shift ends. No doubt you've heard these safety message before, but they bear repeating:

   + Be work zone alert.

   + Expect the unexpected.

   + Slow for the cone zone.

   + Move over for flashing amber lights. 

Safety is particularly important during the upcoming summer months when construction and maintenance projects ramp up. Over 600 projects will be underway throughout the state, 100-plus in District 7 alone. So please, slow down in construction zones and stay alert. Not only will you help protect our workers, but also your passengers, yourself and other motorists.