The safety of Guida’s team members and of the community members in which we work is our top priority. This week we recognize National Work Zone Awareness Week, a time each year dedicated to bringing national attention to motorist and worker safety and mobility issues in work zones.
The American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA), who is dedicated to saving lives and reducing injuries in the transportation industry through legislative advocacy and effective safety training, spearheads this annual event. This year’s theme is “Safe Work Zones for All: Protect workers. Protect road users.” and ATSSA has shared the following message and video to communicate their ongoing initiative:
“National Work Zone Awareness Week begins Monday and though people across the country aren’t using the roads nearly as much these days because of COVID-19, roadway workers are still out there. Their work is deemed essential and continues to put them at risk.
This annual event, which runs from April 20-24, highlights the risks to roadway workers and seeks to heighten attention to common issues such as distracted driving, which the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said claimed the lives of 2,841 people in 2018 and comes down to three problems: taking our eyes off the road, our hands off the wheel, and our minds off of driving.
ATSSA President & CEO Stacy Tetschner says in this video that we can put an end to work zone accidents but that means we must all do our part.”
We invite you to watch ATSSA’s video below and to join the Guida team by practicing safe and diligent driving; this not only protects our crews, but ensures all essential workers in the field make it home safely to their families.
National Work Zone Awareness Week starts Monday [Blog post]. (2020, April 16). Retrieved from https://www.atssa.com/Blog-News/ATSSA-Blog/ArtMID/569/ArticleID/279/National-Work-Zone-Awareness-Week-starts-Monday