American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA) represents men and women nationwide working in roadway work zones. It's a dangerous business. Each year, approximately 1,100 people are killed in work zones - most of which are motorists and occupants in vehicles.
To reduce the numbers, ATSSA is bringing the issue to the attention of the motoring public, as well as to school children. Perhaps if children learn at a young age the dangers that are involved in roadwork projects, the numbers will hopefully come down in the years to come.
As part of this effort, American Traffic Safety Services Foundation has developed a poster contest that invites children, grades kindergarten through sixth grade, to submit impressions of the daily life of America's roadway workers. Work zones are everywhere, and most children are familiar with orange cones, barrels, and men and women doing jobs on roads everyday.
All of the rules and requirements for this contest can be downloaded at www.atssa.com by clicking on 'The Foundation' link. First through third place prizes will be awarded, and the winners will receive cash prizes of $300, $100, and $50, respectively, with a matching prize being awarded to the school.