When traveling through a work zone you should slow down, be alert and obey all signs, including any for reduced speed limits. Your life, or someone else’s, could depend on it.
Crashes in work zones (2021)
- 29 fatalities
- 2,500 injuries
- 6,200 crashes
Source: NCDOT Traffic Management Unit
Speeding and distracted driving contribute to more than half of all work zone crashes.
The NCDOT’s Work Zone Safety Program seeks to reduce the number of work zone injuries and fatalities by:
- Promoting initiatives to raise awareness of work zone safety. Campaigns include PSA videos, social media outreach and media events.
- Conducting and publishing research and safety data that includes county-by-county crash statistics, fatalities and other figures.