Interim Co-Director Jonathan Gano said, "All of the accidents were caused by drivers' inattention."
A Public Works news release cited statistics showing that each year about 1,000 people die in work zones throughout
Drivers are asked to be aware of safety hazards as they approach work zones.
Below are some tips for driving in work zones.
Expect the unexpected:
Keep a safe distance between your car and the car ahead of you. The most common crash in a highway work zone is the rear-end collision, so leave space to stop between you and the car ahead.
Do not tailgate, and do not speed.
Keep a safe distance between your vehicle and construction workers and their equipment. The closer you are, the slower you should go.
Obey road-crew flaggers and warning signs. The flagger knows what is best for moving traffic safely in the work zone. A flagger has the same authority as a regulatory sign, so you can be cited for disobeying his or her
Stay alert and minimize distractions. Dedicate your full attention to the road.