Work Zone Safety: Drive Like You Work Here
Whether you work in an office or on our roadways, everyone deserves to get home safely.
National Work Zone Awareness Week (NWZAW), is a national public awareness campaign that spreads the message that we are all responsible for work zone safety. This year’s NWZAW is April 8-12 with the theme “Drive Like You Work Here" (video).
Recent statistics from the National Highway Safety Administration’s Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) show a two percent increase from 2016 to 2017 in total work zone fatalities and an increase from 668 to 710 total work zone crashes.
Locally there have already been two incidents in 2019, and while fortunately neither incident was fatal, work zone collisions can result in significant injuries or death.
Those startling statistics further demonstrate the importance of spreading awareness of work zone safety and participating in NWZAW to spread the message that we all play a role in getting roadway workers home safely.
Roadway restrictions are frustrating, but it is important to drive to arrive by slowing down, avoiding distractions and taking a deep breath. Driving frustrated can have serious consequences for you, other drivers and the workers along the roadway.
To learn more about NWZAW, visit nwzaw.org.
For information about the Town’s roadway improvements visit QueenCreek.org/BetterRoadsAhead. To stay informed on planned restrictions, sign up for the Town’s weekly traffic restrictions at QueenCreek.org/eNews. Follow the Town at Twitter.com/TOQC_Official for updates on emergency traffic restrictions.
Constance Halonen-Wilson, Public Information Officer