APPLETON (NBC 26) — At the Outagamie County Administration Building, county officials kicked off an event Tuesday to recognize National Work Zone Awareness Week.
The week was created to raise public awareness of work zone hazards and the importance of work zone safety. Drivers are encouraged to slow to posted speed limits, eliminate distractions while driving and be watchful for roadway workers and their equipment.
County officials are also asking the public to wear orange on Wednesday for Go Orange Day to "unite for safety," and post a photo of them wearing orange on Facebook and Twitter with the hashtags #Orange4Safety and #GoOrangeDay.
The public is also invited to join in for Moment of Silence Day on April 15 to remember the people whose lives were lost in a work zone incident.