National Work Zone Awareness Week Helps Save Lives

National Work Zone Awareness Week Helps Save Lives | Howard Raphaelson

Construction workers on NYC roads make much-needed repairs and improvements that help keep us all safe. Yet the workers themselves face danger from motorists who drive carelessly through their work zones. More than 32,000 people are injured each year in the U.S. in motor vehicle work zone accidents. On average, every 16 minutes there is another work zone injury, and every 15 hours, another fatality. In New York City alone, 22 Department of Transportation (DOT) workers have been injured in work zone accidents since 2009.

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