Recognizing National Work Zone Awareness Week

It’s National Work Zone Awareness Week, a campaign to encourage safe driving through highway work zones. Held annually at the start of the spring construction season, this year’s message is “Expect the Unexpected.” The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports more than 100 worker deaths each year at road construction sites. Most deaths occur when a worker is struck by a vehicle, followed by overturns, falls, and collisions. Hundreds of non-workers are also killed each year in motor vehicle crashes at highway work sites. National Work Zone Awareness Week reminds each of us – whether motorist, pedestrian, or worker – that we can all help reduce the number of crashes and injuries by being cautious in roadway work zones.