What is that, you ask? Well, it’s a week set aside every year to bring attention to the importance of driving safely through highway work zones.
Why does that matter? It matters, because work zones are offices for some people. That’s right, often times they work just a few feet away from moving traffic!
That’s why it’s so important to slow down and pay attention whenever you drive through a work zone. The people who work in them want to get home to see their families, and their families want them to get home safely.
So, please, “Don’t Be That Driver”…take your foot off the gas, put your phone away and focus on the road. Thank you for doing your part to help keep work zones safe!
Please slow down, eliminate all distractions, and use extreme caution while driving through work zones.
From today’s IDOT news release:
‘The 2011 construction season marks the second year distracted driving laws went into effect in Illinois. The distracted driving law prohibits the use of hand-held wireless telephones for all drivers, regardless of age, while operating a vehicle in a school or construction zone. In addition, the use of electronic communications devices or any other electronic device, to text, e-mail, compose, read or send electronic messages or access internet sites while driving a motor vehicle at any time is prohibited.’