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Work Zone Awareness Week set for April 8-12

Almost 800 deaths occurred from work zone crashes in 2017

Posted March 28, 2019

The 19th annual National Work Zone Awareness Week (NWZAW) is scheduled for April 8-12 to bring attention to the importance of work zone safety.

This year’s theme for NWZAW is “Work Zones: Drive Like You Work Here.”

According to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s fatality analysis reporting system, in 2017 there were 710 fatal work zone crashes, resulting in 799 fatalities. Worker fatalities accounted for 132 of the deaths.

Advocates are encouraged to participate in Go Orange Day on April 10 and wear orange to spread the message of work zone safety. Social media campaigns built around the hashtags #NWZAW and #Orange4Safety and other events hosted around the nation are also part of the awareness week.

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