Minnesota Department of Transportation

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Work Zone Safety

Work Zone Safety Awareness Program

The MnDOT Work Zone Safety Awareness Program (WZSAP) is a public education program designed to promote safe driving in winter and summer highway work zones. The video material provided below offers guidance to motorists on what they should do when encountering snowplows, work zones, and other new and unfamiliar driving situations, such as roundabouts and j-turns. The videos target new drivers and experienced drivers and can also be used in conjunction with teaching Defensive Driving and Driver's Education courses.

Video presentations

Construction Work Zone and Winter Driving Safety Video

Video focuses on safely navigating through a construction work zone and snowplow operations during winter conditions. 

Summer Driving Safety with the Minnesota Twins

Video focuses the Polk family as they make their way to a Minnesota Twins game. They encounter multiple summer construction work zones. Promotes 511 traveler information website tools and how to locate construction projects, traffic control devices and what they mean when navigating through a work zone.

KEN talk: Knowledge and Engineering of Road Networks

Video presented in an entertainment format in regard to Traffic Safety Designs and Innovations.  Segments include navigating through roundabouts, reduced conflict intersections, diverging diamond interchanges, and how and when to zipper merge.  It also covers flashing arrow signals and the rural intersection conflict warning system or RICWS.

Training materials

Other learning modules