The Alabama Department of Transportation is urging drivers to slow down, pay attention, limit distractions and be aware of workers along roadways during National Work Zone Awareness Week, April 15-19, 2013. This year’s national theme is “We’re All In This Together”.
Alabama is also promoting a statewide “Safety Stand Down” to heighten awareness about driving safely in work zones. Federal and state agencies, road builders, contractors and local officials are joining in the effort by participating in the “Safety Stand Down” on Wednesday, April 17.
Preliminary 2012 data shows within the 2,182 crashes in highway work zones in Alabama, there were approximately 21 fatalities and over 690 injuries.
In recognition of this year’s Work Zone Safety Awareness Week, Gov. Robert J. Bentley issued a proclamation marking Work Zone Awareness Week in Alabama.