Here are some facts about Florida work zone crashes that may surprise you.
Most of the people who die in work zone crashes are motorists
More than half of the fatal crashes in work zones occur after dark.
Nearly one quarter of fatal crashes in work zones are influenced by
alcohol and drugs.
More than 50 percent of all work zone crashes happen because
If you thought work zone safety was ONLY our job, think again.
The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Work Zone Safety campaign continues its message that everyone must continue recognizing the dangers of reckless driving through highway work zones. The message is being heard. The number of deaths in Florida construction zones has been steadily declining since 2005 when 137 people were killed in work zones. For the first time since 2003, the number of deaths have dropped below 100 to 93 in 2008.
Most crashes in construction zones are preventable, as are the deaths and injuries that occur. We invite you to look around our Web site to get more insight into highway construction safety in Florida. As you learn safety tips, watch public service announcements and view work zone locations near you, please remember your part in highway safety.
Work Zone Safety. It’s Everyone’s Job.