May 13: Drivers Urged to Take Work Zone Safety Seriously

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The government urged motorists to take work zone safety seriously. In addition to an annual public education campaign, new technology is being introduced for the construction season. An Automated Flagger Assisted Device (AFAD is a mechanically operated “stop-slow paddle” or “red/amber signal” device that’s visible to motorists approaching the work zone and operated remotely by a flagger positioned outside of the travel lane.