I know that the roads are a pain in the butt. I know that the commute is frequently awful, and you want to scream, but please, please be aware of your surroundings.

I often blog about people not being aware when they drive, and how that often affects cyclists and pedestrians alike. The exact same should be said for work zones. I will admit to the fact that my commute is horrendous, to and from work, every day. I drive through Waterbury, so that pretty much says it all. It does get under my skin and stress me out, big time! Which is why I stay very aware of work zones and the people that are just doing their job.

In case you didn't know, June is Work Zone Safety Month, and for quite awhile now the theme has been "Obey the Orange."

In a story from the courant.com, Connecticut's Department of Transportation is looking to make work zones a little safer. State transportation officials say people should slow down and put aside any distractions at the site of orange construction signs and barriers.The overall goal is to raise awareness about the dangers of road construction sites. Bottom line, roadway construction is a way of life, so please keep the people that make it their lively hood safe.

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