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This week marks National Work Zone Awareness Week

This week marks National Work Zone Awareness Week

By Penny Kiryk. CREATED Apr 7, 2014

It's National Work Zone Awareness Week. Drivers are reminded to slow down when coming up on a work area.

According to KDOT, In Kansas in 2012, there were a total of 1742 work zone related accidents, up from 1609 in 2011, and 1554 in 2010. 

KDOT has other safety tips, including:

  • Follow traffic control.
  • Stay alert.
  • Watch for workers. 
  • Expect delays. 
  • Allow ample space between you and the car in front of you. 
  • Change lanes when directed to do so.