It’s Work Zone Safety Week!

It’s Work Zone Safety Week!! Help us keep our folks safe!!!
· In 2019, the most recent year for which data are available, 842 people died in highway work zone crashes compared to 757 the year before. The 11.2-percent increase is the largest percentage increase of highway work zone fatalities this century.
· On average, large trucks are overrepresented in work zone crashes. In 2019, over 33 percent of fatal crashes involved Commercial Motor Vehicles (CMV) and compared to the year before, the U.S. saw a 16 percent increase in the number of fatal work zone crashes involving large trucks or buses2.
· From 2018 to 2019 fatal work zone crashes:
o involving a rear-end collision increased by 29 percent3
o where speeding was a factor increased by nearly 40 percent4
o involving worker fatalities at road construction sites increased from by nearly 9 percent.