Work Zone Crisis: 44 Percent of Contractors Report Vehicle Crashes at Construction SitesAbstract:
According to the results of the survey study the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of America conducted with more than 700 contractors nationwide, 44 percent of roadway contractors said vehicles had crashed into their construction sites in the past year. As a result, AGC has launched a new public advertising and information campaign to urge motorists to slow down and pay attention while driving through highway work zones. The campaign will include radio ads to air in dozens of cities, cautioning drivers to be careful in highway work zones. The ads warn drivers that speeding, texting, and losing focus while in work zones are not worth the “nightmare” of killing workers, drivers, or passengers.