Contact: Columbia Public Works
National Work Zone Safety Week, "We're all in this Together", is being recognized this year during the week of April 15 through the 19th.
With road construction season upon us, motorist will be traveling through roadway work zones and workers will be in and around traffic during construction projects.
According to the Federal Highway Administration, 4,400 people have died and 200,000 people were injured as a result of crashes in work zones across the country. Additional information on these crashes include:
Drivers in an around work zones are encouraged to remember these tips for their safety and the safety of workers:
Columbia Public Works cares and encourages drivers to Drive Smart: Buckle Up, Slow Down, Save a Life.
For additional information on Work Zone Safety Week, visit Safety.FHWA.dot.gov