(CBS DETROIT) — In honor of National Work Zone Awareness week, Michigan officials are warning drivers to slow down, follow work zone signs, and avoid distracted driving.
According to the Michigan Department of Transportation, in 2020:
- 4,035 work zone crashes.
- 11 fatal work zone crashes.
- 14 work zone fatalities.
- 1,050 work zone injuries.
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This week is National Work Zone Awareness Week! Give Michigan’s Work Zone workers a brake! Slow down, be nice to other drivers, follow the signs and don’t drive distracted. We are honored to be speaking at the press conference kicking off the week! #NWZAW @MDOT_MetroDet pic.twitter.com/Al0QwCszl0
— MSP Metro Detroit (@mspmetrodet) April 11, 2022
Officials say the highest number of work zone crashes happened when lanes are closed. Additionally, the second and third highest number of crashes happened when there is work on the shoulder and lane shifts.READ MORE: Ford, GM, Stellantis Reinstate Masks At Facilities In Areas With 'High' COVID Risk
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