Why do so many drivers ignore the safety of construction zone workers?

April 20-24, 2020, is this year’s National Work Zone Awareness Week.  Sadly, however, far too many drivers are extremely thoughtless about the safety of roadside workers.

An orange construction zone sign with a deliberate spelling mistake for double-meaning: Give Us a Brake.
When a wrongly spelled word is the right word… Brake! Slow down and give construction zone workers the time and space to be safe. (Copyright image, 2019.)

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A New Roundabout on Ohio 53 near Terra State Community College is Not Safe. But WHY?

The headline of this piece immediately begs a question:  How can a recently-built ‘modern roundabout’ be unsafe?  Their specific purpose is the exact opposite — to increase safety and also facilitate a good traffic flow, but both of these tasks require that roundabouts are well designed for the specific location.  So what’s going so badly wrong?

Roundabout adjacent to Terra State Community College, on Ohio 53, that has been the site of many crashes and one death.   (Photo via Fremont News-Messenger)

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Three teenage girls killed in a Christmas Day crash in Alabama

6pm,  25 December, 2019 — Christmas day.  Geneva, Alabama.

Three high school cheerleaders were killed and another girl was hospitalized with critical injuries following a Christmas night wreck in Geneva, south Alabama.  A fifth girl in the vehicle escaped without serious injury.

Of concern to Road Safety USA were some apparently inappropriate comments by law enforcement officers.
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Memorial Page – Sheriff’s Deputy Cooper Dyson, Pierce Co., WA

3:00am, Saturday, December 21, 2019

Pierce County Sheriff’s Department this morning announced in a tweet:  “In great sadness we report that Deputy Cooper Dyson was killed in a collision while on duty, as he rushed to aide [sic] fellow deputies who were being assaulted by a domestic violence suspect.”

Deputy Sheriff Cooper Dyson

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