DOT Exec Urges Drivers to Slow Down In Unique Way

A UDOT exec tried a unique approach to reminding commuters to slow down while they are in the work zone.

📅   Thu April 06, 2017 - National Edition
David Wells - Fox 13


Bracera moved his desk temporarily out to the work site to remind commuters that the highway is also the office and work place for DOT employees.
Bracera moved his desk temporarily out to the work site to remind commuters that the highway is also the office and work place for DOT employees.
Bracera moved his desk temporarily out to the work site to remind commuters that the highway is also the office and work place for DOT employees. Utah Department of Transportation Executive Director Carlos Bracera. This action is a light-hearted attempt to get drivers to slow down and respect the lives of those working out on roadways this year.

Utah Department of Transportation Executive Director Carlos Braceras has temporarily moved his office to the middle of a construction work zone to encourage drivers to use caution as they travel through construction zones.

"I thought it was important for people to understand that when you're driving through a work zone, you're driving through somebody's office," Braceras said.

Braceras set up his desk Wednesday morning in a construction site along I-215, at an overpass that crosses S.R. 201. His decision to temporarily move his office to the work zone is part of National Work Zone Awareness Week.

The annual event is coordinated and sponsored by the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration, the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, the American Traffic Safety Services Association and other transportation departments like UDOT.

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