As National Work Zone Awareness Week begins across the country, the Texas Department of Transportation has a simple message to motorists across the state: work zones are dangerous.
Think you've heard it all before?
"Common sense tells you that between the heavy equipment and traffic moving through a work zone, it would be the workers who were in the greatest danger," said TxDOT public information officer Larry Krantz. "But statistics show that four out of every five fatalities that occur in work zones are motorists driving through."
That's the message TxDOT and the Federal Highway Administration are working together to spread during National Work Zone Awareness Week, which runs April 15-19 both in Texas and across the country.