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NCDOT “Work Zone Awareness Month and Speed A Little, Lose A Lot”

NCDOT “Work Zone Awareness Month and Speed A Little, Lose A Lot”

Traffic & Roads
Andrey / Adobe Stock RALEIGH N.C. (NCDOT) – Construction is ramping up across the state, and officials are using the upcoming week as a reminder to drive safely in work zones. April 11-15 is Work Zone Awareness Week across North Carolina. Drivers should always use caution when traveling through a work zone and follow these tips: Turn on headlights so workers and other drivers can see you.Dedicate your full attention to the road.Never change lanes in a work zone. Earlier this week, the North Carolina Governor’s Highway Safety Program unveiled the National Work Zone Memorial, as it made a stop at a Welcome Center off Interstate 95. The traveling memorial honors those killed in work zones nationwide, including 37 fallen workers in our state. In 2021, there were 6,200 crashes i...