STOCKTON, CA – 8 Feb, 2017 – The Bakersfield Condors may have beaten Stockton Heat 2-1 in a close, overtime hockey game, but it was a group of 2000+ fans wearing safety vests that stole the show.
Nearly one-third of the 6,300 people attending the hockey game in the Stockton Arena Saturday night wore bright neon colored vests with two goals in mind:
1. Set a new world record for having the most people wearing safety vests in one place.
2. Raise awareness on the importance of safety for construction workers and drivers who face hazardous, often deadly scenarios while traveling through highway work zones every day.
To pull off this world record breaking attempt, Stockton’s Heat staff teamed up with City Rise Safety, California’s number one provider of traffic control, traffic plans and flagging services for roadwork and road construction.
“It’s always a great thing when the community can come together, have a great time and also learn about road safety,” Nicole Beadles said.
Beadles, the president of City Rise, Inc., finds that most drivers have no idea how often injuries and deaths occur in road work zones.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 1,435 road construction workers died on the job in traffic accidents from 2003 – 2014. That’s an average of 115 road construction workers each year.
The state of California has the fifth highest number of road construction related deaths.
“It’s important that the workers and traveling public get their work done and make it home safely,” Beadles said.
“We just want everyone to remember these are real people facing real dangers, so take the time to slow down and be aware of your surroundings, pay attention to the traffic control equipment, flagging operations, lane closures, traffic cones, signs, barricades, message boards, light towers, etc., they’re there for a reason.”
As for the world record, it isn’t clear whether the Stockton crowd has won the new title yet.
Officials are still working to get the official count of vests from Saturday’s game in order to beat the current record, which is held by a group in Japan who wore 2,136 vests in October of last year.
For Beadles, the bigger takeaway is that the people who work hard to repair and maintain our roads deserve our protection as drivers.
For more information, please email Nicole Beadles at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (209) 333-0807.
City Rise Safety is the leading traffic control and traffic plan provider for California, with locations throughout the entire state. Our dedicated personnel are certified in traffic safety. Tell us when and where. We’ll handle the rest.
For more information, visit: https://cityrisesafety.com/
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Company Name: City Rise Safety
Contact Person: Nicole Beadles
Country: United States