Support work zone safety during National Work Zone Awareness Week, April 20-24, 2020.
No matter where you choose to work, everyone deserves to get home safely. National Work Zone Awareness Week (NWZAW) is approaching its 20th year. It is a public awareness campaign that spreads the message that all of us drivers can all contribute to work zone safety.
This year's NWZAW was April 8-12, 2019, and the theme was “Drive Like You Work Here”. The latest statistics from the National Highway Safety Administration’s Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) indicate a two percent increase in total work zone fatalities and an increase from 668 to 710 total work zone crashes. Those terrifying statistics continue to illustrate the urgency of awareness of work zone safety and participating in NWZAW to make known the message that we are all responsible for getting roadway workers home safely.
Additionally, there were approximately 158,000 work zone crashes total in 2016—of which roughly 42,000 were injury-involved crashes that tallied around 61,000 injuries – which emphasizes the need for stoic awareness of how to maneuver through and drive safely in work zones.
We all are also challenged to participate in Go Orange Day on April 10, a day where people wear orange as a reminder to others to engage in work zone safety, and post photos of their Go Orange Day to further spread awareness of work zone safety.
Spread the message of work zone safety with your friends, family, and community and #GoOrange4Safety.
Call Hoover Asphalt Repair for roadway maintenance as well as all your asphalt and cement projects. We all need safe roadways and safe construction zones. We can provide secure measures to complete your job and get all of us safely home.