Work Zone Safety Facts
Improving Safety Within Highway Work Zones
New York's Move Over Law requires motorists to move over a lane if safely possible for roadside displaying red, white, blue, amber or green lights.
Flagging staff play a vital role in keeping everyone safe in work zones, yet have little protection from aggressive drivers. Flaggers have the same authority to direct traffic as signs, signals and police.
Many factors contribute to work zone crashes, including speed, cell phone use, distracted or aggressive driving. These behaviors are discouraged when driving any road, but are especially dangerous in work zones.