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Work Zone Safety Tips
A work zone is an area of a highway with construction, maintenance, or utility work activities. A work zone is typically marked by temporary traffic control (TTC) devices consisting of signs, channelizing devices, barriers, pavement markings, and/or work vehicles. A work Zone extends from the first warning sign or high-intensity rotating, flashing, oscillating, or strobe lights on a vehicle to the END ROAD WORK sign or the last TTC device.
Over the last five years, the number of persons killed in motor vehicle crashes in work zones has risen from 872 in 1999 to 1,028 in 2003 (an average of 1,020 fatalities a year).
More than 40,000 people are injured each year as a result of motor vehicle crashes in work zones.
Of the 1,028 work zone fatalities in 2003, 230 occurred in crashes involving large trucks
For more information on work zones in general, please visit link below:
FHWA Safety Website: Work Zone Mobility and Safety Program
Highway Safety Section
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