Each year in April, National Work Zone Awareness Week (NWZAW) is held to bring national attention to motorist and worker safety and mobility issues in work zones. Since 1999, The Federal Highway Administration has worked with the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) and the American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA) to coordinate and sponsor the event.
In 2012, 609 workers and motorists were killed in highway work zones nationwide. Approximately 85 percent of those killed in work zones are drivers and their passengers. Nearly 25 percent of work zone crashes involved at least one large truck or bus, with 165 large trucks and buses involved in 132 fatal crashes.
Slow Down in highway work zones to make sure everyone makes it home alive.