The Texas Department of Transportation has seen more than its fair share of deadly crashes caused by drivers who refuse to slow down in construction zones, don’t pay attention to road crews or are completely oblivious to the work zone rules and regulations.

This has the TxDOT ramping up efforts to educate drivers on the dangers present on work zones, not just for the crews who are working there, but also for the drivers who are sharing the road with them.

Stiff penalties and fines are already in place for drivers who ignore safe speed limits imposed in these areas, or those who are careless and unsafe. This new effort by the TxDOT is meant to remind drivers that these penalties exist for a reason: Public safety.