2010 National Work Zone Awareness Week: April 19-23

National Work Zone Awareness Week is coming up later this month. As someone whose job involves protecting those working in work zones, you'll be doing me a favor by taking a few minutes to exercise a little more caution while traveling through work zones.

Here's some easy ways to help: allow a few extra minutes for travel, increase your following distance behind the car in front of you, watch out for construction vehicles suddenly slowing or stopping in front of you, and keep an eye out for lanes that close or traffic patterns that change.

It's not just for their benefit either. Studies show that the large majority of those killed or seriously injured in work zone collisions are motorists, not construction workers.

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