Video Released to Highlight the Risk to Roadworkers
Highways England and key contractors have come together to highlight the risks posed to our roadworkers.
Along with 18 who make up the National Incursions Working Group other key members of the supply chain, the government owned company produced the video to educate the public that driving unsafely through roadworks puts construction and maintenance workers lives at risk.
Every week there are over 300 incidents of incursions and abuse reported on the strategic road network alone – with the real figure expected to be far higher.
The video also aligns with Raising the Bar 27: managing temporary traffic management incidents.
The release comes under a year after shocking figures from research commissioned by Amey highways revealed that 59% of motorists surveyed admitted to breaking the law in roadworks, with speeding and incursions being the most commonplace.
Speaking about the release of the video, Kevin Robinson, Chief Operating Officer of Safer Highways, said,
“Everyone who works on our network is somebody’s father, mother, sister, brother, son or daughter.
“The motorists who drive on our network need to understand that these are just ordinary people going about their daily work to keep the network moving for the benefit of those who use it.
“Incursions, along with IPV strikes mean that working on our roads is an extremely dangerous job.
“Anything which we can do to raise awareness of the real time, daily risks posed to these people is hugely commendable and should bear applauded.”