Friday 18 Oct 2019

Work Zone Safety Awareness

Last year, there were more than 7,300 crashes and 32 deaths in work zones across North Carolina. The primary causes: speeding and distracted driving.

As the busy construction season begins, the Governor’s Highway Safety Program and local highway divisions held events across the state as part of Work Zone Awareness Week. The events served to remind drivers to help do their part to keep work zones safe.

When driving in a work zone, remember:
•    Don’t tailgate the car in front of you;
•    Pay close attention to signs and work zone flaggers;
•    Obey the speed limits in and around a work zone; and
•    Do not change lanes.

No loss of life is acceptable, so let’s all do our part.

For more information about NCDOT Now, contact the NCDOT Communications Office at (919) 707-2660. Additional news stories from throughout the week can be found on

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