Thursday, April 19, 2012
National Work Zone Awareness Week
It happens all too often. Each year, motorists and highway construction crews lose their lives or are injured in work zone related wrecks.
In 2010, there were 100 fatalities in Texas work zones.
Two of those were in the Beaumont District. The good news is the numbers are dropping. In 2008, 165 people lost their lives in Texas work zones. In 2009, that number dropped to 108. While less people are killed in work zone wrecks, it's still too many.
Next week kicks off National Work Zone Awareness Week. April 23-27 focuses on driving safely through work zones. The goal is to bring awareness to the fact that driving through a highway construction zone means paying attention to workers, equipment and stopped vehicles.
The video above, put together by several highway construction and safety groups, starts off with a clip showing what can happen in a work zone.
Safe Driving, Marc S.