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ViaSun Celebrates National Work Zone Awareness Week with a Commitment to Safety

As part of National Work Zone Awareness Week (NWZAW), ViaSun is emphasizing our commitment to safety in work zones. This year's NWZAW theme is " Remember work zones are temporary. Actions behind the wheel can last forever. – a message that highlights the critical role we all play in ensuring the safety of our employee-owners, fellow drivers, and pedestrians in work zones.

Safety in work zones is essential to protect drivers and those who build and maintain roads. The Arizona Department of Transportation reports that 80% of fatalities in work-zone accidents involve drivers and their passengers. Rear-end collisions are the most common type of work-zone accidents, but they can be prevented. Simple actions such as slowing down, obeying signs and flaggers, and preparing for lane restrictions can go a long way in keeping everyone safe.

ViaSun understands the importance of work-zone safety. We are committed to ensuring that our employee-owners have a safe work environment and that we contribute to keeping all drivers safe as they travel through work zones. To support this commitment, here are some essential tips to ensure the safety of all:

Slow down and stay attentive: Speeding is a leading cause of work-zone accidents, so it's crucial to slow down and stay focused on the road.

• Maintain a safe distance: Keep at least two car lengths between your vehicle, others, and road crews and equipment. This distance helps avoid any potential accidents.

• Pay attention to warning signs: The warning signs are there to guide you safely through the work zone. Please follow them to avoid any mishap.

• Respect road crew flaggers: Flaggers are trained to facilitate safe traffic flow, so it's vital to follow their directions.

• Stay alert and patient: It's crucial to stay focused on the road and avoid any distraction, including changing radio stations or using cell phones while driving in a work zone. Remember, crews are there to improve the road and your commute.

By following the above tips, we can all play a crucial role in work-zone safety. Additionally, you can help by checking road conditions before you travel, calling 511, or visiting Arizona Traveler Information. By checking before you go, you can be better prepared and reduce frustration while driving.

ViaSun is proud to celebrate National Work Zone Awareness Week and remain committed to safety in work zones and beyond. We remind all drivers to slow down, remain attentive, and respect the safety of workers and fellow drivers in work zones.

Let's work together to drive safely, work safely, and continue the path to a brighter future!

Learn more about what you can do this National Work Zone Awareness Week at

Remember work zones are temporary. Actions behind the wheel can last forever.


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