Work Zone = Slow Down

Posted in Auto Insurance / Insurance / Stories / Vehicle

We have all done it....drove up to a construction zone and let out an exhasperated sigh. I am guilty of that myself. However, seeing that it is National Work Zone Awareness Week, I think we should take a minute to go over some ways that you can help lower some very surprising statistics. 


First, The statistics:

  • 48%  of work zone accidents resulted in an injury or fatality
  • 85%  were the motorist or passanger, not  the worker.
  • Every 13 minutes, someone is injured in a work zone incident
  • Every 10 hours, some is killed in work zone accidents
  • Half of all work zone accidents occur during daylight hours.


 I once again am faced with the problem of "common sense is NOT so common."