This week is National Work Zone Awareness Week and AAA reminds you that post-winter construction is in full swing on area roadways.
Traffic is also picking up as travelers head out for Easter road trips, so it’s the perfect time to remind the public about the Slow Down, Move Over law – which is designed to protect those working on the side of the road.
Despite that law being in effect, AAA says about 400 roadside workers are killed each year across the country from drivers failing to slow down or move over—and worse, they say 70 percent of people don’t even know about the law.
- As soon as you see lights, vests or reflectors, check traffic around you, SLOW DOWN and safely MOVE OVER.
- Drivers MUST use due care when approaching an emergency vehicle or hazard vehicle including police vehicles, fire trucks, ambulances, construction and maintenance vehicles and tow trucks.
- The Move Over Law applies to both sides of the roadway, not just the shoulder on the right.