Work Zone Safety
2023 National Work Zone Awareness Week – April 17 – 21, 2023
Get Active in 2023 NWZAW
Participate in NWZAW and promote the importance of work zone safety across the country. Several tools will be posted to help organizations and individuals get active, including 2023 promotion/planning guides, the NWZAW poster and other information.
Social Media Images
Host MoDoT has developed social media images for organizations and the public to use when promoting NWZAW 2023.
Just right-click to save the image and upload to social media channels.
Every year the host state develops a new theme and poster for NWZAW.
2023 Event Promotion Guide
This NWZAW Event Promotion Guide is intended to assist you in spreading the word about NWZAW and the importance for motorists to slow their vehicles and stay alert when approaching and passing a work zone.
2023 Event Planning Guide
The NWZAW Event Planning Guide is a comprehensive guide for all individuals and organizations planning to host NWZAW events in their community. The guide includes event setup guides, sample invitations, examples of opening and closing remarks, a sample schedule for the kickoff event and more.
Work Zones Statistics
According to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety and Department Transportation, the construction season is in full swing during the spring and summer months. In the last five years (2018-2022), preliminary data shows 44 people have died and more than 3,682 people have been injured in work zone traffic crashes.
2022 National Work Zone Awareness Week
Road Workers Are Sitting Ducks
This Work Zone Safety campaign is a way to raise public awareness for work zones and those who work in them. Motorists are encouraged to slow to posted speed limits, eliminate distractions while driving, and be watchful for roadway workers and their equipment.
Ben Afquack – known as the “Minnesota Duck” to his 72,000 Instagram followers and in mainstream media coverage – and his human, Derek Johnson, volunteered to appear in the series of “sitting duck” public service videos and photos to remind drivers to slow down and pay attention. The public service campaign is a collaboration of the Minnesota Safety Council, Minnesota Network of Employers for Traffic Safety, Citizens for Safe Work Zones and Toward Zero Deaths.
Work Zones Statistics
According to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety and Department Transportation, the construction season is in full swing during the spring and summer months. In the last five years (2017-2021), preliminary data shows 40 people have died and more than 3,169 people have been injured in work zone traffic crashes.
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