(WXYZ) — This Monday starts National Work Zone Awareness Week.
According to a tweet from the Michigan Department of Transportation, speed was a contributing factor in more than 37 percent of the fatal work zone crashes in 2020. In 2019, it reportedly was a factor in 32 percent of the fatal crashes.
Data from the National Work Zone Safety Information Clearinghouse shows that 156 pedestrian fatalities happened in work zones in the U.S. in 2020; there were also 244 commercial motor vehicle-involved crash fatalities in 2020 across the U.S.
MDOT is calling on drivers to slow down and move over when they see crews at work.
National Work Zone Awareness Week: April 11th - 15th— MDOT - Metro Detroit (@MDOT_MetroDet) April 10, 2022
Speed was a contributing factor in over 37 percent of 2020 fatal work zone crashes, increasing from 32 percent the year prior.
SLOW DOWN & MOVE OVER it is the law. https://t.co/veZsmOTbIj pic.twitter.com/vgJXz08Lih