H1−8: Place Mats with Work Zone Safety Information
Since 1994, a placemat entitled Construction Ahead – a Map and Guide for Driving in Pennsylvania's Work Zones has been printed and disseminated. The placemat includes a map of Pennsylvania's roads and major routes under construction and safe driving tips. Place mats are disseminated through District offices to restaurants and truck stops along Interstate routes.
REASON(S) FOR ADOPTING:
Analysis of past work zone crashes showed that many of the crashes in construction zones were due to driver error. This placemat was developed to inform and educate the public on how to drive safely when traveling in construction areas.
Better educated motorists resulting in less work zone crashes.
MOST APPLICABLE LOCATION(S)/PROJECT(S):
All types of facilities. All types of work.
STATE(S) WHERE UTILIZED:
Mike Castellano, FHWA Pennsylvania Division Office
Telephone: (717) 221−4517