Work Zone Awareness Week

BE YOUR OWN HERO: BUPD

Warmer weather equals the start of a busy season of construction and maintenance work on Missouri’s roads and bridges. The Missouri Department of Transportation reminds motorists of the importance of driving safely through work zones. Not all work zones look alike. Work zones can be moving operations, such as striping, patching or mowing. They can also be short term, temporary lane closures to make quick repairs or remove debris from the roadway.

Please be aware of changing traffic conditions. Traffic could slow or stop unexpectedly, traffic lanes can merge, or equipment and workers can enter the roadway. Be aware and be prepared to slow down.

Motorists are urged to "be your own hero" by buckling up and putting the phone down while driving--two things that can save your life.

Driver inattention was the number one cause of work zone crashes last year. The average text takes five seconds to read. Traveling at 55 mph, you will travel more than the length of a football field—blindfolded. MoDOT’s slow moving maintenance operations move as slow as 10 mph and if you aren’t paying attention to the road, you will come up on the closed lane very quickly.

Motorists are required by the 2012 ‘Move Over’ law to slow down or change lanes when approaching law enforcement, emergency response vehicles and MoDOT vehicles parked on the side of the road or in a lane.

Work zones are dangerous places. Please pay attention and drive safely in work zones.

Videos on YouTube

Work Zone Awareness 2019 PSA (English)

Be Your Own Hero 

Work Zone Awareness 2019 (Spanish)

Be Your Own Hero 

Work Zone Awareness 2019 (English- 15 sec)

Be Your Own Hero 

Work Zone Awareness 2019 (Spanish 15 sec)

Be Your Own Hero 

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