National Work Zone Awareness Week 2018
April 13, 2018
Every spring, National Work Zone Awareness Week (NWZAW) is held to bring attention to the topic of safety of the traveling public and construction workers during construction season. This year, NWZAW was held from April 9-13, 2018. Work zones are a necessity when it comes to maintaining and upgrading roads across the state. It takes the cooperation, focus, and respect of drivers in and around work zones for construction to be successful and our workers to be safe.
Every year, about 600 people are killed in roadway work zones. In an average year, about 90 workers are killed in work zones; most of these due to a vehicle entering a marked off area of construction. It is absolutely vital for drivers to eliminate as many distractions as possible as they approach and drive through work zones.
What can drivers do to increase safety for themselves and construction workers?*