Road crews who work in construction sites are part of families who need them, just like your family needs you. In the past five years, more than 11,000 people have been injured and more than 80 people have been killed in work zone crashes. This alarming statistic is punctuated by the fact that nearly all of those killed and injured were drivers or passengers traveling through work zones. With this in mind, it is important to drive with extra caution in work zones. Not just for the families who work in construction zones, but for your family too.
- 85% of those killed in work zones are drivers or passengers
- Work zone fatalities occur every 7 hours—3 per day
- Work zone injuries occur every 15 minutes—143 per day