While many Kentuckians associate the color orange with rival college athletics programs, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) Friday announced “Glow Orange, Kentucky” week, an initiative inspired by a nation campaign to increase work zone safety awareness.
The KYTC invites organizations and citizens throughout the Commonwealth to pledge to illuminate buildings, landmarks, bridges, structures, and homes with the color orange to show support during the week of April 3-7. Businesses and agencies that pledge to glow orange will be featured in a map highlighting statewide participation in the initiative.
According to the Federal Highway Administration, on average, one person dies every 13 hours and one person is injured every 13 minutes in a work zone in the United States. Glowing orange will help to raise awareness throughout Kentucky about the importance of protecting the lives of motorists and workers in stationary or mobile work zones.
Participating businesses and agencies should complete the online pledge form at http://kytc.typeform.com/to/u8b9ue by Sunday, March 26th.