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Work Zone Safety for Drivers
Picture of a work zone on a bridge
Accommodating Pedestrians in Work Zones
Picture of pedestrians walking through a work zone area
Trucking Safely Through Work Zones
Picture of a flatbed going through a work zone area
Worker Safety and Visibility
Worker in a coned off area of a work zone
Improving Traffic Control for Night Work Zones
Picture of a work zone at night

Public Information

Work Zone Safety for Drivers

Fatalities in motor vehicle Work Zone crashes increased more than 50 percent in the last 5 years

Motor vehicle Work Zone fatalities average around 900 persons every year

Motor vehicle Work Zone injuries average just under 50,000 persons every year

Trucking Safely Through Work Zones

Large Truck Work Zone fatalities average around 230 persons every year

Large Truck Work Zone crashes increased about 40 percent in the last 5 years

Practitioner Information

Accommodating Pedestrians in Work Zones

Worker Safety and Visibility

Non-motorist fatalities (workers, pedestrians, bicyclists) in motor vehicle Work Zone crashes increased more than 60 percent in the last 5 years

Non-motorist fatalities in Work Zone crashes average around 140 persons everyyear or approximately 16 percent of all Work Zone fatalities.

Improving Traffic Control for Night Work Zones


This Document is disseminated under the sponsorship of the Department ofTransportation in the interest of information exchange. The United StatesGovernment assumes no liability for its contents or use thereof. This reportdoes not constitute a standard, specification, or regulation. The United States Government does not endorse products or manufacturers.Trade or manufacturers' names appear herein only because they are consideredessential to the object of the document. Acknowledgement: KLS Engineering

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