ORANGE COUNTY, Fla (WOFL FOX 35) - Florida construction crews are out to show everyone that they have families just like the rest of us. It is part of a new initiative that is designed to get drivers to think twice before blowing through a work zone.
Florida's Department of Transportation is teaming up with Florida Highway Patrol for "National Work Zone Awareness Week." This event is to remind drivers there are construction workers out there and they need to get home to their families safely.
However some drivers are not getting the message. Troopers issued more than 1,000 tickets for aggressive driving over the weekend. Construction crews recently released a video with their kids telling drivers to slow down whenever they see construction.
FDOT also launched a "Smart Work Zone" initiative. It is a portable trailer with a radar tower that will track highway speeds and generates messages to drivers 3 miles back about traffic conditions.