National Work Zone Awareness Week (NWZAW) is an annual spring campaign held at the start of construction season to encourage safe driving through highway work zones. The key message is for drivers to use extra caution in work zones.
The theme for National Work Zone Awareness Week 2016 is “Don’t Be That Driver” This year’s theme, “Don’t Be That Driver!” reinforces the message that motorists should be constantly alert and prepared for dynamic changes in and around work zones.
The national kickoff event will be held Tuesday, April 12th at 10 am in the vicinity of the I-75 widening project just outside Toledo, Ohio.
Since the creation of the national campaign by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), ATSSA and AASHTO, the number of work zone fatalities has dropped significantly. Please visit the website of ATSSA, American Traffic Safety Services Association for more information.
Please remember to slow down when you approach any work zone. Let them work, let them live!