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December 27, 2017

Distracted Driving in Work Zones

When drivers are distracted while approaching a highway construction zone, the results can be deadly. Illinois State Police Trooper Calvin Dye Jr. explains what happened Dec. 15 when a truck driver traveling on I-55 took his eyes off the road to reach for his cup of tea. Video courtesy of the Belleville News-Democrat ( For tips on driving through work zones, click here.

April 17, 2017

Safety Tip: Driving in Work Zones

The California Department of Transportation provides 11 tips to promote safety in work zones.

April 17, 2017

The Toll of Work Zone Safety Lapses

Earlier this month, state departments of transportation highlighted the importance of work zone safety and paid tribute to DOT workers who have lost their lives on the job. Video courtesy of aashtovideo (Transportation TV) via YouTube. For the full safety tip, click here.

October 9, 2016

New Cell Phone Restrictions in Wis.

A new Wisconsin law banning handheld cell phone use while driving through work zones went into effect this month. Video courtesy of WBAY.

July 18, 2016

Video Safety Tip: Understanding the Zipper Merge

The transportation departments for Minnesota, Washington, Kansas, and Missouri have championed use of the zipper merge near work zones during heavy traffic. So what is the zipper merge?

July 16, 2016

How to Zipper Merge

This video from the Kansas Department of Transportation demonstrates the zipper merge technique and explains its safety and traffic-flow benefits near work zones. For the full safety tip, click here.

July 16, 2016

Merging Near Work Zones

In this video, kids help explain the merits of zipper merging compared to early merging when approaching a work zone in heavy traffic. Video courtesy of the Missouri Department of Transportation. For the full safety tip, click here.

May 24, 2016

Vehicles Crashed Into 39% of Contractor Work Zones

Almost two of five contractors reported a vehicle crashing into their work zone in the past year, according to a new survey conducted by the Associated General Contractors of America.

April 12, 2016

Transportation Group Launches Distracted Driving Awareness Campaign

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials have set their slogan for this year's National Work Zone Awareness Week campaign from April 11-15 that urges motorists and workers to take basic steps to prevent crashes and occupational injuries in work zones.

March 29, 2015

Fleet Safety Video Tip: Work Zone Precautions

Highway construction and maintenance season is now under way, so here are 10 work-zone safety tips from the Federal Highway Administration and the New York Department of Transportation.

March 24, 2015

How to Drive Near an Active Work Zone

In recognition of National Work Zone Safety Week, this WJAC Channel 6 news report highlights the importance of slowing down when driving near an active construction zone. You may want to pass this along to your drivers as a reminder. For the full fleet safety tip, click here.

April 7, 2014

Video: Kentucky Asks Drivers to Treat Work Zones as No-Phone Zones

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet takes steps to promote work zone safety and curb distracted driving.

April 7, 2014

Kentucky Targets Distracted Driving in Work Zones

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) is working to raise awareness of the dangers associated with distracted driving – especially through work zones. For more information, click here.

December 5, 2013

Fleet Safety Video Tip: Traveling Through a Work Zone

Here is some advice from the Federal Highway Administration Safety Program, along with an instructional video from the Texas Department of Transportation.


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