April 23-27, 2012 is the 13th anniversary of National Work Zone Awareness Week.
The national campaign is conducted every year to gain national attention and
urge motorists to pay attention and drive carefully through highway work zones.
There were 3,193 crashes in highway work zones in Alabama in 2011.
Of those, there were 21 fatalities and 853 injuries-up from 2010.
Most crashes are caused by impaired driving, speeding and distracted driving.
Don't Barrel Through Work Zones! Drive Safe Alabama!
Gov. Robert Bentley (seated) signs the 2012 Work Zone Safety Awareness Proclamation at the State Capitol as ALDOT Director John Cooper (l-r) Alabama AGC Governmental Liason Chris Williams and Federal Highway Administration Alabama Division Administrator Mark Bartlett look on.
A 2012 news relaease will be forthcoming later in the month.
For more information, contact Waymon Benifield at (334) 353-6404 or firstname.lastname@example.org.