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April, 2019
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Workzone Safety Awareness Week

Go Orange Day promotes work zone safety ATSSA, NWZAW ATSSA, along with several agencies and partner organizations, will celebrate Go Orange Day on April 10. National Work Zone Awareness Week is a way to raise public awareness for work zones and those who work in them. Motorists are encouraged to slow to posted speed limits, eliminate distractions while driving, and be watchful for roadway workers and their equipment.

This year’s theme is Drive Like You Work Here. Join us as we wear orange to show our support for the men and women who work tirelessly to keep our roads safe. Take a picture of yourself wearing orange and show your commitment to work zone safety by posting it to Facebook and Twitter with the hashtags #Orange4Safety and #GoOrangeDay.

According to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), in 2017 there were 710 work zone fatal crashes and 799 fatalities, the majority of which were motorists, with 132 deaths accounting for roadway worker fatalities. Additionally, there were a total of 158,000 work zone crashes total in 2016—of which 42,000 were injury-involved crashes that resulted in 61,000 injuries. And on average, in 2015: • A work zone crash occurred once every 5.4 minutes. • Every day, 70 work zone crashes occurred that resulted in at least one injury. • Every week, 12 work zone crashes occurred that resulted in at least one fatality. 

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