It's National Work Zone Safety Awareness Week
It's Work Zone Awareness Week. Just in time to send a friendly reminder as work crews begin repairing winter damage and preparing our roads for summer travel.
In the United States, there were 37,476 injuries in work zones in 2010. This equates to one work zone injury every 14 minutes (96 a day), or about four people injured every hour.
Please exercise caution in these situations. Ad campaigns geared toward work zone safety have everyone in mind, not just the workers. While it is probably not shocking to learn that most accidents in these areas are rear-end collisions; it may surprise you to discover that the majority of fatalities involve drivers and their passengers, not the workers themselves. The most common collision cause cited in the 2010 "Crash Data" report was due to inattentive or distracted drivers; followed by unsafe vehicle trailing distance, speed, and failure to yield.
You can help prevent work zone accidents. Visit our blog to learn important safety tips for work zone travel.