National Work Zone Awareness Week 2010: April 19-23

April 15, 2010

Work Zones Need Your Undivided Attention is the theme of National Work Zone Awareness Week 2010, which runs April 19-23.

According to the Federal Highway Administration, numerous state departments of transportation will conduct campaigns to educate drivers about hazards in work zones. Department of Transportation statistics show 720 workers and motorists were killed in highway work zones in 2008 and more than 40,000 were injured. Eighty-five percent of those killed in work zones were drivers or their passengers. The National Work Zone Safety Information Clearinghouse and the Bureau of Labor Statistics report that in 2008, an estimated 101 fatal occupational work zone-related injuries occurred.