Work Zone Safety: Everybody's Responsibility - Each spring Georgia DOT and departments of transportation across the country observe National Work Zone Awareness Week. Work Zone Safety: Everybody’s Responsibility—urges motorists to be vigilant while driving in work zones, passengers to buckle up and act responsibly and workers to always think safety first.
GDOT offers a few important reminders about work zone safety
- Roadway work zones are not only for construction. They are also for maintenance crews, HERO and CHAMP operators, law enforcement, first responders, tow trucks and utility service vehicles.
- Roadway work zones aren’t always stationary. Slow-moving work zones conduct maintenance like litter pickup, mowing and sweeping, and may stop intermittently.
- As you approach a work zone - slow down, pay attention and watch for workers. Don’t speed or tailgate. Obey flaggers. And expect the unexpected.
- Georgia’s Move Over Law (the Spencer Pass Law) requires drivers to move-over one lane if possible when approaching stationary highway maintenance and construction workers, HERO and CHAMP operators, law enforcement or emergency vehicles, firefighters, paramedics, tow truck drivers and utility service vehicles in the roadway or on the shoulder and displaying flashing emergency lights. If traffic is too heavy to move-over safely, slow down below the posted speed limit and be prepared to stop.
- Whenever and wherever you drive, always Drive Alert Arrive Alive. That means buckle up; stay off the phone and no texting; drive alert; and do not drive too fast for conditions.
Georgia DOT provides the latest traffic counts and road and traffic reports on their transportation system. There are applications such as Traffic Analysis & Data application and Functional Classification Application that provides data collected from the GTMP (Georgia Traffic Monitoring Program) located on the public roads in Georgia that help drivers have better understanding on what is happening on the roads, inform them of anything happening at the precise moment. The Website uses a dynamic mapping interface to allow the User to access data from the map as well as in a variety of report, graph, and data export formats. In the future there will be several road / lane closures, due to minor impacts, construction and maintenance activities.
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