Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Road Tripping? An Important Safety Reminder from the DOT

It's National Work Zone Awareness Week.

Before yawning, and flipping to another blog, consider this: According to the Department of Transportation 536 road workers were killed on the job in 2010 by errant drivers. Some 37,000 more were injured in crashes. Those are avoidable tragedies, wouldn't you say, fellow travelers?

So do surf over to the DOT's blog on how to drive the nation's highways more safely in these zones.  It's brimming with helpful tips. Really.

As summer approaches we're going to be seeing more and more orange cones, particularly if we're planning road trips. Simple awareness that there are lives at stake can help a lot to cut down on 2012's fatalities.

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