Nearly every road construction zone needs a worker who helps direct traffic. Many times, road construction will block lanes and make travel a little confusing for people driving vehicles. These workers who help direct the traffic safely are called “flaggers” because they usually carry signs or flags to help people know what to do. These jobs are highly sought after because they are relatively easy, but pay quite a bit of money because of the hazards involved. While being a flagger does not necessarily require a lot of skill, it does require the person to stay outside all day in the hot or cold weather.
With the obvious hazards involved with a flagger’s job, high visibility safety clothing is needed. High visibility safety clothing is usually bright orange or yellow and is very noticeable. This helps every driver on the road to know exactly where construction workers are so they can avoid hitting them and heed their directions. Without the high visibility safety clothing it would be much easier to not notice the workers and either drive into a dangerous area or even worse, hit a construction worker. Whether it is night or day, high visibility clothing is essential for highway workers.