Road Construction Accidents – Work Zone Related Crashes on Interstate Highway

NATIONAL – “The number of people killed as a result of crashes in work zones remains significant,” the Federal Highway Administration says on its website
“Safety and mobility impacts from work zones will likely be magnified with the infusion of a large number of new projects.”
Transportation officials are responding pretty much as they always have: by focusing primarily on drivers. States have raised fines for speeding in work zones, cracked down on drunken or distracted drivers and stiffened penalties for killing or injuring highway workers, even though roughly 85 percent of those killed in work zones are motorists.

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Efforts Lag to Improve Safety at Work Zones

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