Slow down in road work zones and save a life

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One week is set aside in April each year as National Work Zone Awareness Week, and we’re currently in the thick of it.

In New Mexico, there are three days of activities to raise awareness of safety in work zones. On Tuesday, April 9 there will be activities with a school assembly at Painted Sky Elementary School Award Ceremony for the annual Calendar Contest winners. Students will draw work zone themed artwork which shows how their parents work in work zones and the importance of road safety.

The second event will take place on Wed., April 10 at the State Capitol in Santa Fe with a press event with state transportation and industry leaders. This also coincides with National #GoOrange4Safety day across the county, highlighting the importance of work zone safety.

The third event is another elementary assembly at La Mesa Elementary School Award Ceremony for the annual Calendar Contest winners. Students draw work zone themed artwork which shows how their parents work in work zones and the importance of road safety.

The American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA), represents the roadway safety infrastructure industry with effective legislative advocacy, traffic control safety training, and a far-reaching member partnership. ATSSA helps shift the focus of transportation towards saving lives and reducing injuries. ATSSA’s core purpose is to advance roadway safety.

Go to NM Chapter of the The American Traffic Safety Services Association for more information

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