IF YOU HIT ME AT 45 MPH, MY BONES WILL BREAK. AT 65, I WILL DIE.

How work zone safety impacts PA Turnpike workers

There are no buffers. No barriers. No room for error. Sometimes they’re inches
away from traffic, and all they have to protect them is a hard hat and trust
in the drivers around them. And sometimes they don’t even have that.

That’s why cops are now cracking down in work zones.

Because workers’ lives are what matter.

If you Hit Me Spot - Transcription - PA Turnpike

Worker: I am a Turnpike worker.
Worker: I am a road hazard.
Worker: I am a human life.
Worker: Every day I go to work, I know I am risking my life.
Worker: I know that in an instant, my child could be an orphan.
Worker: I know that if you hit me at 45 miles per hour, my bones will break.
Workers: At 65, I will die. I will die. I will die.
Workers: I am a Parent. I am Coach. I am a father. I am a mother.
Worker 1: Please, please, please slow down in work zones.
Announcer: More than 30 PA Turnpike workers have died while performing their duties. Please slow down in Work Zones.