Work Zone Wednesday 2019
Have you seen the fun messaging along Oklahoma highways?
In 2016, the Oklahoma Department of Transportation began the Work Zone Wednesday messaging during its Work Zone Awareness campaign. The messaging was aimed to get drivers attention and make them think about safety behind the wheel. There are currently 52 digital messaging boards throughout the state that display the message every Wednesday, impacting more than 3.1 million drivers that pass by the boards.
The first two months proved to be so successful and impressionable on drivers that ODOT was asked to extend the messaging to a year-long effort. Every two months a committee of ODOT employees team up to plan messages that are informational, seasonal or have to do with a current pop culture trend. Each message must meet Federal Highway Administration regulations for roadway signage.
The department will carry on this weekly tradition for years to come to make an impact on driver’s safety habits.
Here are some from 2019:
January 2, 2019
New Year, new driver. Drive safely into 2019. #WorkZoneWednesday
January 9, 2019
We've moved on from bad drivers! Thank you, @ArianaGrande #WorkZoneWednesday
January 16, 2019
In the past five years, 1,658 people were injured in Oklahoma work zones. Let's work together to keep our workers and each other safe. #WorkZoneWednesday
January 23, 2019
Click it, snap it, it's not surprise that seat belts saves lives. #WorkZoneWednesday
January 30, 2019
Keep your focus on the road, so you can get to your watch party safely. #WorkZoneWednesday
February 6, 2019
Blindsided when you step on a Lego? That's how we feel about distracted driving. #WorkZoneWednesday #LegoMovie
February 13, 2019
Don't let your blind love distract you. Hug the wheel so you can hug your Valentine. #WorkZoneWednesday
In honor of President's Day we ask that drivers drive safely. #WorkZoneWednesday
It's not about who wore it better, it's about who put their phone down while driving. Be one of the winners, drive safely. #WorkZoneWednesday
March 6, 2019
We're all one team on the road. Drive Safely #WorkZoneWednesday
March 13, 2019
The lucky ones know not to text and drive. #WorkZoneWednesday
March 20, 2019
It's spring break! Enjoy the week with family and friends but remember to drive safely to your destinations. #WorkZoneWednesday #Springbreak19
March 27, 2019
You think you're Kyle Busch? Well you're not. The highways aren't speedways. Please slow down. #WorkZoneWednesday
April 1, 2019
Highway safety isn't something to fight over, it's a reason for an alliance. #WorkZoneWednesday #YourLifeMatters
April 2, 2019
Let's end the streak.
Let's work together.
Let's say it together -- not one more fatality in work zones.
April 3, 2019
Our workers want one thing: to get home to their families at night. You can help make than happen. Be alert in work zones.
April 4, 2019
Wherever you are in Oklahoma -- from the panhandle to the southeast corner -- remember: Safety Always Wins. #WorkZoneWednesday #YourLifeMatters
April 5, 2019
When you are in the game, just remember -- Safety Always Wins. #WorkZoneWednesday #YourLifeMatters
April 6, 2019
Please don't put the metal to the pedal in work zones. Just slow down. #WorkZoneWednesday #YourLifeMatters
April 7, 2019
Find your zen in the work zone, speeding through life isn't work it. #WorkZoneWednesday #YourLifeMatters
April 8, 2019
At least one work zone related accident per day.
Let that sink in.
Let's work together to fix that.
April 9, 2019
Be an example for other drivers around you and drive safely through the work zones! #WorkZoneWednesday #YourLifeMatters
April 10, 2019
These cones are made for safety.
Safety for you, our workers and their families.
April 11, 2019
With its eyes on the phone, even the three-eyed raven can't win the Game of Cones. #YourLifeMatters #WorkZoneWednesday
April 12, 2019
Follow the speed limits and don't be the drag"on" traffic. #YourLifeMatters #WorkZoneWednesday
April 13, 2019
Some got a tax break. Some didn't. We just ask you to give our workers a break in work zones. #YourLifeMatters #WorkZoneWednesday
April 14, 2019
We can together. We are all one. Drive safely in work zones. #WorkZoneWednesday #YourLifeMatters
April 17, 2019
Hit the can, man.
Help Keep Oklahoma Grand.
Don't litter. It's a distraction. #WorkZoneWednesday
April 24, 2019
Leave the bitterness on the court, not the highway. @OklahomaCity Thunder #WorkZoneWednesday
May 1, 2019
Look twice before changing lanes, you might save a motorcyclist. #WorkZoneWednesday
May 8, 2019
Moms know everything. Don't test them or the speed limit. #WorkZoneWednesday
May 15, 2019
Grad money shouldn't be spent on speeding tickets. Drive the speed limit. #WorkZoneWednesday
May 22, 2019
Today and everyday we honor the fallen. Drive safely to your weekend destinations. #WorkZoneWednesday
May 29, 2019
If you see high water, turn around don't drown. #WorkZoneWednesday
June 5, 2019
Secure your load before heading out, it might save person's life. #WorkZoneWednesday
June 12, 2019
From the best to the worst all Dad jokes should be heard. Drive safely this weekend. #WorkZoneWednesday
July 3, 2019
Paul Revere won't alert you to work zones, so check out our holiday traffic advisory as you plan for safe travels this weekend. #WorkZoneWednesday
July 10, 2019
Even the best jamming sessions require paying attention behind the wheel. Don't let Bennie get the best of you. Drive safely through work zones. #WorkZoneWednesdays
July 17, 2019
In the circle of life, slow down and enjoy life's moments even if it's in our work zones. #WorkZoneWednesday
July 24, 2019
Let's not roast anything in the left lane. Pay attention and drive safely. #WorkZoneWednesday
July 31, 2019
Have summertime gladness not sadness. It's more fun to drive safely and arrive alive.
August 8, 2019
This heat complicates things. Just drive safely and beat the heat this week. #WorkZoneWednesday
August 14, 2019
Buckle down to get good grades + buckle up for safety = one successful school year. With the new school year starting please be aware of children near bus stops. #WorkZoneWednesday
August 21, 2019
No need to make an unsafe pass just to be head of the class.
Use caution on trips to class and campus! #WorkZoneWednesday
August 28, 2018
You may get a day off work, but never take a day off from safe driving! #WorkZoneWednesday
September 4, 2019
Give your lifesaver the recognition it deserves - the spotlight in the seat, not just hanging out on the side. #WorkZoneWednesday
September 18, 2019
October 2, 2019
Fall �???�??? = Football season �???�??? Drive safely as you go support your teams. #WorkZoneWednesday
October 9, 2019
October 16, 2019
October 23, 2019
“Fall” for the pun. You don’t need to speed through this fall weather. Slow down and enjoy it. #WorkZoneWednesday
November 6, 2019
Drinking hot coffee while driving is dangerous. Safe TEA first.
November 13, 2019
Leave the crazy plays on the football field, not the highway. �???
Drive safely, sports fans! #WorkZoneWednesday
November 20, 2019
November 27, 2019
Today is ODOT's and Oklahoma Turnpike Authority's Black Friday: longer lines, so plan extra travel time. �?�? #WorkZoneWednesday Plan ahead with our statewide Traffic Advisory: /content/sok-wcm/en/odot/newsroom/2019/november/thanksgiving-and-bedlam-game-day-traffic-advisory-11-2119.html
December 4, 2020
“What did the gingerbread man say when he got caught speeding in a work zone? “Man… that cost me a lot of dough!”
Put a smile on everyone’s face this holiday season by planning extra travel time to get through work zones safely. #WorkZoneWednesday
December 11, 2019
How fast did the Grinch’s sled go? Max speed…but Max the pup went the speed limit. Thanks for driving safely along our highways. #WorkZoneWednesday
December 18, 2020
December 31, 2019