Return of Road Work Across America Calls for Careful Drivers: FHWA Administrator Capka Kicks Off ‘National Work Zone Awareness Week 2007’Abstract:
As the warm weather of spring returns, orange signs, vests and cones are in full bloom across America’s highways – requiring drivers to slow down and be more careful, said FHWA Administrator J. Richard Capka at the kick-off of National Work Zone Awareness Week2007 on the Woodrow Wilson Bridge near Washington, D.C. In 2005, 1,074 people died in highway work zones. Four out of five victims in work zone crashes are motorists, not members of road crews, underscoring the need for safe driving in work zones. The federal government is actively working to improve highway safety and mobility. The FHWA has supported National Work Zone Awareness Week since its creation in 1999.
Publication Date: April 3, 2007
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Publication Types: News Releases
Topics: Safety Campaigns; Work Zone Safety