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Cone Zone / work zones
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All recordings feature Cone Zone campaign spokesperson Trace Acres. Full transcriptions accompany each clip.
Transcription: “People working in roadside work zones are often protected only by a plastic orange cone which separates their work zone from the road where vehicle traffic is speeding by. Cars that are speeding — going too quickly in work zones — as well as drivers who are distracted puts those workers at serious risk of injury or death.”
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Transcription: “Driving carelessly through a work zone can affect not only the safety of roadside workers but the safety of you and your passengers as well. There’s a lot going on in a work zone so if you’re speeding and you come upon other vehicles that are stopped, you risk rear ending vehicles that are in front of you. You need to pay attention to signage, to flag personnel, and be on the lookout for mobile equipment to make sure that you’re not putting yourself unnecessarily at risk.”
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Transcription: “You need to slow down and pay attention. Watch for the specific construction speed limits and make sure you’re traveling at or below those limits. And look out for everything that’s going on around you. There’s signage, there are flag personnel, there’s a lot of mobile equipment in a worksite. So pay attention, leave your phone alone, and that will help you and your passengers stay safe as well as the people working at the roadside.”
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Transcription: “It’s not just construction and maintenance workers that we’re concerned about. We’re also concerned about landscapers, movers, utility workers, recycling and garbage collectors, and first responders — anyone who may be working at the roadside. Any time that you come upon a scene where you see flashing lights, you need to slow down and — if it’s safe to do so — move over into the left lane to make sure you’re giving those workers room to work and not putting them in any kind of danger.”
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Transcription: “Year over year we’re still seeing far too many people who are being injured or killed at the roadside. And that’s the whole reason for the Cone Zone campaign, is to remind drivers that they have a responsibility to make sure that they’re proceeding safely through work zones — any kind of work zone — to ensure that those workers can get home safely at the end of the day.”
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Transcription: “Well, apart from potentially putting yourself your passengers in roadside workers at risk, it can also be costly to drive carelessly through a work zone. For example, using an electronic device can cost you $368. Speeding through a work zone can cost you up to $483. And disobeying a flag person can net you a fine of $196.”
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