Kentucky to Glow Orange For Work Zone Safety
By West Kentucky Star Staff
FRANKFORT, KY - Most Kentuckians associate the color orange with rival college athletics programs. That is not the case for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, who have announced "Glow Orange, Kentucky" week inspired by a national campaign to raise awareness for work zone safety.
KYTC invites organizations and citizens to pledge to light buildings, landmarks, bridges, and homes with the color orange to show support during National Work Zone Awareness Week April 3-7. Businesses and agencies that pledge to glow orange will be featured in a map highlighting statewide participation.
According to the Federal Highway Administration, on average, one person dies every thirteen hours and one person is injured every thirteen minutes in a work zone in the United States. Glowing orange will help to raise awareness throughout Kentucky about the importance of protecting the lives of drivers and workers in work zones.
For inclusion in the Cabinet's "Glow Orange, Kentucky" map, participating businesses and agencies should complete the online pledge form at https://kytc.typeform.com/to/u8b9UE by Sunday, March 26.