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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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NEWS

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 “Drive Safe. Work Safe. Save Lives.” is a call to all motorists to help keep our workers safe by following these steps when traveling through a work zone: slow down, avoid distractions, follow all posted signs, and watch out for workers.

 

       

      EVENTS


      Kickoff

      Monday, April 26

      Work Zone Poster

      Georgia DOT will kick off the week-long observance to honor victims who have died in the line of duty.

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      Work Zone Worker Appreciation Day

      Tuesday, April 27

      Work Zone

      Share a message of encouragement on social media for a HERO, construction worker, or other Georgia DOT employees who work in work zones. Everyone is also encouraged to take a moment of silence in honor of workers who have died in work zone-related incidents.

      VIEW SOCIAL MEDIA HUB

      National Go Orange Day

      Wednesday, April 28

      Work Zone Ribbon

      Go Orange for Safety Facebook Frame
      Help us observe National Work Zone  Awareness Week by adding an orange ribbon to your Facebook profile photo. It’s easy to do!

      Instructions: Click the button below, then scroll down until you find the orange ribbon for your display profile. The name of the filter is “National Work Zone Safety Awareness Week” and the creator is “Georgia DOT”. The frame is available from April 25 -30.

      ACCESS FRAME

      Learning About Safety

      Thursday, April 29

      Work Zone Sign

      Photo Challenge

      Throughout the week photos will be posted on Georgia DOT's social media channel for the public to identify the differences in each set of images.

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      FACTS & INFO


      Work Zone​​​​​​

      Work Zone Factsheet

      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).

      Obey the Rules​​​​​​

      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.

       


      BY THE NUMBERS


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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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      53%

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

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      17,297

      Total number of crashes in Georgia work zones, resulting in 5,123 injuries and 24 fatalities in 2020.

       

       

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      Safety Tips
      Georgia Driving Laws
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      National Work Zone Safety Week​​​​​​

      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

      First NameLast NameYear
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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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      Teens in the Drivers Seat

       

      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