As the weather warms, many Illinois residents may notice increased road construction. The workers who perform these jobs are vital to the upkeep of our state and nation's infrastructure, and therefore they are crucial to the economy itself. Yet, with such a job comes danger in the form of machinery and moving vehicles.
In an effort to protect motorists and construction workers, Illinois recognized National Work Zone Awareness Week, which started on Monday April 7th. The Illinois Department of Transportation used the week to raise awareness of the "Move Over Law" and initiatives aimed at preventing cell phone use in construction work zones.