Work Zone Safety

David Rush with VDOT Conducts Workzone Awareness Sessions at VDOT.Education and Outreach

Get Involved - Make a Difference

Help spread the word about the importance of work zone safety.

  • Write a letter to your local newspaper about the dangers drivers pose to work crews.
  • Wear an orange ribbon during Work Zone Awareness Week -- a great conversation starter. 
  • Be an example. Practice safe driving in a work zone: avoid distractions, follow signs, and obey speed limits.

All of us doing our part can increase safety for both  workers and drivers.

Watch and Learn

Encountering a Work Zone Can Mean "A Sudden Change in Plans"

VDOT's Work Zone Awareness Week Public Service Announcement

In the Classroom

VDOT and its partners are available to educate students on the challenges of driving in work zones and encourage safe driving habits.

For Kids and Teens

Adventures in Driving: Survive the RideAdventures in Driving: Survive the Ride PDF (PDF 1.7 MB) is designed to help teenagers make the transition from passengers to safe drivers. The guide is aimed at reducing the high crash and fatality rate in this age group. See page 7 for how to travel through a work zone safely.

Stay in the Picture Classroom

Download instructional materials and resources for teaching work zone safety.

Page last modified: April 14, 2023