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Georgia DOT reminds everyone that roadway work zones are hazardous for workers and for the public. In fact, most work zone fatalities are drivers or passengers. Whether you work in an office or on the roadways, everyone deserves to get home safely.  Please remember to practice safe driving when traveling through work zones.


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National Work Zone Awareness Week (NWZAW) is an annual spring campaign held at the start of the construction season to encourage safe driving through highway work zones. Everyone plays a role in work zone safety. This year’s theme “Safe Work Zones for All: Protect road workers. Protect road users,” reminds motorists to avoid driving distracted especially while traveling through work zones. Protect yourself. Protect our workers.

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      Kickoff

      Monday, April 8

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      Georgia DOT Commissioner Russell McMurry, State Safety Manager Sharon Morales, GOHS Director Allen Poole, “Gridlock Guy” Doug Turnbull and GDOT employees launch Work Zone Safety Awareness Week. View the event live on GDOT’s main Facebook page.


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      Wednesday, April 10

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      Wear orange today to show your support of work zone safety and to honor victims of work zone crashes.


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      Work Zone Facts

      The top causes for fatal work zone crashes are often associated with distraction, driving too fast for conditions and driver impairment (under the influence or fatigued).

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      Obey the Rules. Stay Safe

      Motorists traveling through a work zone should expect the unexpected. It can make the difference between life and death. Pay attention, slow down and watch for workers. GDOT is committed to keeping workers and travelers safe.

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      60

      Georgia DOT employees have died in work zone related incidents since 1973 when accurate record keeping began.

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      51%

      Work zone crashes are associated with roadway departure and rear end collisions.

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      26,039

      Total number of crashes in Georgia work zones, resulting in 8,355 injuries and 38 fatalities in 2019. There were no work zone fatalities for Georgia DOT workers in 2019.

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      Obey the Rules in Work Zones

      Motorists traveling through a work zone should expect the unexpected. It can make the difference between life and death.

      • Pay Attention
      • Slow Down
      • Watch for Workers
         

       ‭(Hidden)‬ GDOT Workers Killed in Work Zones

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      CareyEllerbee2018
      Moses B.King2016
      Spencer D.Pass2011
      Troy J.Nix2008
      Tommy G.Hudson2005
      Priscilla A.Donald2004
      Danny C.Wilbanks2002
      Randy D.Reece2001
      Gerry D.Collins1999
      RobertGolway1998
      HarryDuncan1996
      DougCasey1996
      ThomasGassett1996
      NormanSlaton1996
      RonnieCarter1996
      SteveMoore1996
      DennisHouston1995
      RodSmith1994
      BuddyTeddar1993
      JimmyNorman1990

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      Work Zone Facts

      58

      GDOT Worker who have died in work zones

      Georgia DOT workers died in work zones over the last four decades.

      31,251


      People Injured Each Year in Work Zone Crashes (2014)*

      669


      Work Zone Related Fatalities (2014)*

      82%


      Work Zone Fatalities are Drivers and Passengers, not Workers (2014)*​​​​



      Georgia DOT Employees Who Died in Work Zones