Drivers should always take the right steps to be safe on the road. They may want to be even more careful this week since Safety Week started Monday.
The week isn't just about reminding drivers to be safe. It's also about giving Tennessee Department of Transportation workers recognition for all that they do.
Officials began introducing TDOT workers over social media. Through the "Faces of TDOT" campaign, officials want to remind people that there are actual people working for them and to encourage drivers to be cautious in work zones so they don't get hurt.
"We want our employees, at the end of each day, to be able to go back home to their families safely," Commissioner Clay Bright said during a video about Safety Week.
Pictures and quotes from many TDOT workers will be posted on the department's social media, according to officials. As part of the "Faces of TDOT" campaign, workers will also be featured on billboards across Tennessee.
The week doesn't just give workers a chance to get recognition for all that they do. It also reminds drivers that they should slow down and move over in work zones, to keep workers safe and to prevent accidental injuries.