Road Worker Safety

Connect Roads’ top priority is the safety of its operatives, who spend eight hours on the road each day making it a safer place for road users. Their safety is dependent upon the safe driving of road users.

For the past four years Connect Roads has taken part in Brake’s national Road Safety Week which falls in November each year. During the week it holds events at all five of our road networks around the UK to raise awareness of road worker safety.

Find out more about what Connect Roads got up to in our digimags via the links to the right of this page.


Did you know...

There are 2000 road workers out working on our roads in the UK every day.

On average, road workers cross live roads 400,000 times a year.

Road workers spend approximately 5000 hours per year collecting litter on the M1-A1 and last year they collected 68 tonnes!

In 2013 our road workers on the M1/A1 recorded at least 35 occasions of a near miss relating to the public interface and traffic management, and on occasion the Police has issued a Fixed Penalty Notice to road users as a result.

On the CNDR, our road workers responded to 139 emergency incidents last year. The majority of these were to assist in road traffic collisions or collection of debris

In 2013, our road workers on the A30/A35 recorded 48 occasions of a near miss relating to the public interface and traffic management. That’s a potential incident once a fortnight!

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