National Work Zone Awareness Week Underway

The 2019 National Work Zone Awareness Week is April 8-12, and this year’s theme is “Drive Like You Work Here.” Since 1999, this annual event has been held to bring national attention to motorist and worker safety and mobility issues in work zones. According to the Federal Highway Administration, one person dies, on average, every 13 hours, and one person is injured every 13 minutes in a work zone in the United States.

When in work zones, motorists are encouraged to slow down to posted speed limits, eliminate distractions while driving, and be watchful for roadway workers and their equipment.

On Wednesday, April 10, all roadway safety professionals across the country are encouraged to wear orange to show their support of work zone safety.