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Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-05-025
Date: April 2005
Slow Down or Pay Up. That's the message for motorists during National Work Zone Awareness Week (NWZAW) 2005, April 3-9. In 2003, 1,028 people were killed in motor vehicle crashes in work zones and an estimated 41,000 were injured. More than 80 percent of those killed were drivers and passengers.
To increase public awareness of work zone safety, the American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA), American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, Federal Highway Administration, and other partners kicked off NWZAW 2005 on April 5 with a media event near the Woodrow Wilson Bridge, outside of Washington, DC. To stress the message that motorists violating work zone speed limits or otherwise driving unsafely in work zones will face enforcement efforts, the event showcased devices that States are using to combat work zone violators, such as speed cameras.
For more information about NWZAW 2005, contact James Baron at ATSSA, 800-272-8772, ext. 113 (email: JimB@atssa.com), or Timothy Barkley at FHWA, 202-366-6836 (email: firstname.lastname@example.org). Information is also available at www.atssa.com/public/nwzaw.asp. For more information on work zone safety efforts across the country, visit the National Work Zone Safety Information Clearinghouse at wzsafety.tamu.edu.