By DHHS Office of Communications
The N.C. Office of State Personnel reports that state workers were involved in several thousand crashes in FY 2011 with employees being found at fault in 1,680 of these wrecks. DOT workers, while standing in safe zones during road construction, were killed due to distracted and tired drivers.
To avoid accidents:
- Keep your cars in good working order to prevent accidents.
- Slow down when you approach road workers to avoid injuries.
- While driving, avoid major distractions such as talking/texting on the cell phone, eating, shaving, putting on make-up and eating.
To learn why our brains can’t handle multi-tasking safely, see:
Also, check these two web pages from the National Safety Council: