It's workzone awareness week in Virginia, but safety in them is important all year. Especially with more on I-95 and local roads popping up in the Spring and Summer.
Lou Hatter with VDOT says driver's need to know they are the first step in stopping injuries and fatalities. Distracted driving already leads to many crashes on area and state roads and workzones increase the danger. Always look for the orange and black signs that will warn that one of them is approaching. There could also be concrete barriers, orange barrels, equipment and even workers. Never try to change lanes in one of them and always slow down, pay attention to the road ahead and other drivers around you.