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4/11/2013 - 2013 National Work Zone Awareness Week
   
2013 NATIONAL WORK ZONE AWARENESS WEEK

To make repairs or improve our transportation system in Salina, road construction must be performed, many times with workers in close proximity to moving traffic. Although safety precautions are taken to properly sign and mark work zones, these locations can be dangerous if motorists do not follow the work zone signage and traffic control devices.

In Kansas during 2012, 12 people were killed and 606 were injured in work zone related crashes. About 90% of the people injured or killed in work zone crashes each year are motorists. Many of these fatalities and injuries were caused by inattentive driving, following too closely, or speeding in construction zones.

This year the City of Salina as well as local governments around the nation are recognizing April 15-19, 2013 as National Work Zone Awareness Week. This week is intended to raise public awareness to the safety issues related to work zones and remind motorists to set aside distractions, be extra cautious, and give work zones their undivided attention when traveling.

NEWS RELEASE

RELEASE DATE:
4/14/13

CONTACT:
Mike Fraser
Director of Public Works
785-309-5725
mike.fraser@salina.org  

DATE SUBMITTED:
4/10/13

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

City of Salina
300 W. Ash
P.O. Box 736
Salina, KS 67401
www.salina-ks.gov