Many people have lost loved ones because of work zone fatalities. On average, there are 3 fatalities a day in a highway work zone. It is a real tragedy that needs to be changed. Highway work zones can be a very dangerous place and if we do not do something about it, more lives will be lost.
- On average, three fatalities each day happen in a highway work zone. That means, each day, three families are losing children, brothers, sisters or parents.
- 82 percent of fatalities in work zone crashes are the drivers or their passengers. Speeding was a factor in nearly one-third of them, distracted driving a factor in 16 percent.
- National Work Zone Awareness Week raises awareness of safety measures taken on roads all over the country. This year’s theme is “Don’t Be That Driver!”
“This year’s theme is “Don’t Be That Driver!” to remind drivers that work zones require them to stay alert and be prepared for sudden changes that distracted drivers may not notice in time to prevent a crash.”