The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) and the Road Construction Awareness Corporation (RCAC) are partnering to install new signs on interstate highways to raise awareness among motorists about safe driving in work zones.
The 8-foot by 15-foot orange panel signs remind motorists to “Slow Down, Save A Life” because “We Are All In This Together.” Safety is the top priority of Indiana’s highway workers, and they need all drivers’ full cooperation to make work zones safe for everyone.
The signs are being installed beginning this month at entry points to the state and approaching major interstate construction projects. By next year, RCAC anticipates having 16 signs installed throughout Indiana. The group is also announcing plans to grow the “Save-A-Life” campaign by displaying smaller replicas of the signs on industry vehicles. The vehicle magnet signs will be placed on the tailgates of INDOT, contractor and supplier company vehicles throughout the state. All expenses associated with the “Save-A-Life” campaign are funded by donations to RCAC.
The Road Construction Awareness Corporation is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing the transportation construction industry and the general public with information to improve motorist, worker and pedestrian safety in roadway work zones. The group was founded by highway workers mourning the loss of two co-workers killed by a work zone crash on I-69 last year.
RCAC is a coalition of contractors and other industry workers throughout Indiana. RCAC’s motto is “We Are All In This Together” thus bringing together workers and their families, organizations, contractors and the motoring public. For more information, go to www.roadconstructionawarenesscorp.com.
Motorists can learn about highway work zones and other traffic alerts at indot.carsprogram.org, 1-800-261-ROAD (7623) or 511 from a mobile phone.