In an effort to better protect the highway and emergency workers from the on-the-job danger of motor vehicle collisions, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has named this week National Work Zone Safety Awareness Week. As part of the campaign to prevent this type of Connecticut Car Accident, officials will be holding several events to bring a focus to the topic of safety in construction zones.
An article released by CBS-Connecticut stated the events began yesterday morning at 10:00 a.m. at the Department of Transportation offices in the town of Berlin, Connecticut. At that time, awards were issued to the winners of the state’s 3rd Annual Connecticut Roadway Poster Contest. Students in Kindergarten through 6th Grade drew pictures that depicted the theme of “Every Life Counts In Connecticut”. The contest had three age categories and awarded a gift basket to each winner. Those winners will also be featured on the homepage of UCONN T2 Center’s website.
Several speakers also discussed important topics of safety for workers and motorists alike, including the importance of roadway awareness.
Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman and Connecticut DOT Commissioner James Redecker were both present at the event.
The Connecticut Personal Injury Attorneys with Carter Mario Law Firm applaud the efforts being made to improve highway safety in Connecticut. The firm asks that each motorist do their part to keep work zones safe by slowing down and elevating awareness when approaching these areas in a vehicle.