Federal Highway Administration to Celebrate National Work Zone Awareness Week

road worker holding detour sign in construction zone

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is gearing up for its annual National Work Zone Awareness Week, which will take place from Monday to Friday, April 15-19.

This year's theme is "We're All In This Together." As a part of the campaign, the FHWA encourages everyone to join in to bring attention to the dangers associated with work zones. There are more than 40,000 injuries in work zones every year – one every 13 minutes. Obeying state work zone laws, driving defensively, and following safety tips can help reduce these staggering statistics and even save lives.

National Work Zone Awareness Week will feature several events throughout the week, including guest speakers, lobbies, demonstrations, educational videos, and services honoring and remembering the men, women, and children killed in work zones across the U.S.

The state of Pennsylvania will participate in National Work Zone Awareness Week. In the past, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) created a memorial consisting of posts topped by hard hats and covered in safety vests, representing each PennDOT employee who died while working in work zones since 1970. Pennsylvania has submitted a nomination form to be considered as the 2014 National Work Zone Awareness Week host state.

Were You Injured in a Work Zone Accident?

Obeying work zone laws and driving safely don't guarantee that you won't be injured in an accident – especially when another driver is at fault. If you, or someone you love, were injured in a car accident in a work zone, contact Edgar Snyder & Associates for a no obligation, free legal consultation as soon as possible. Evidence disappears quickly, especially in construction zones. A dangerous road condition may have contributed to the accident as well.

Don't wait another minute – call 412-394-1000, or fill out the form at the top right of this webpage to get started. Our phones answer 24/7.

"National Work Zone Awareness Week." Federal Highway Administration. http://www.ops.fhwa.dot.gov/wz/outreach/wz_awareness.htm.