Every April, CFX joins other transportation agencies around the country to promote the importance of work zone safety as part of a national work zone awareness campaign. This year’s theme, “Safe Work Zones for All” serves as an important reminder that local construction crews are essential workers who are out on the roadways every day, even during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Central Florida Expressway Authority urges all drivers to stay safe at home whenever possible during the coronavirus outbreak. But if you must drive, stay alert to decrease crashes, fatalities, and injuries — keeping both workers and drivers safe.

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The MOVE OVER law:

Whether its law enforcement or emergency personnel assisting other drivers, move over to give them space to work. It’s Florida law and the right thing to do.

When driving in or around a work zone, follow these quick tips to stay safe in a work zone:

  1. Slow and steady. Often times, speed limits in a work zone are lower than on the regular stretch of road. Keeping an eye out for the posted limit and easing off the gas can help you stay in control.
  1. Keep an eye out. When roadway workers are present — and especially when they are close to traffic — keeping tabs on their whereabouts can keep you alert and decrease any chances of injury. Expect the unexpected in work zones.
  1. Slide to the left (or right). When emergency, law enforcement, or utility vehicles are stopped on the road, your best bet is to move over when possible or slow down (plus, it’s the law). Avoid a ticket and an injury — it’s a two-for-one!

See more tips: View the 2020 NWZAW Fact Sheet or head over to DriveSmartFlorida.org to put your driving skills to the test and learn some friendly CFX tips.

For more information on the national event NWZAW and all of the ways you can participate, visit nwzaw.org.