National Work Zone Awareness Week (NWZAW) takes place on April 20-24, 2020. This nationwide safety event, now celebrating its 20th year, highlights the deadly dangers of inattention while driving through or working in roadway work zones.
In accordance with CDC guidelines regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, all in-person events have been cancelled.
We strongly encourage each state and locality to take part in National Work Zone Awareness Week this year by using social media (#NWZAW) to remind the public to drive carefully in and around work zones.
Motor vehicle safety is one of the most important things on the roadways, as millions of workers use them as part of their jobs, and motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of work-related deaths in the U.S. Here are some resources to use on your social media:
- OSHA – Guidelines for Employers to Reduce Motor Vehicle Crashes
- NIOSH – Distracted driving (animated image)and Motor Vehicle Safety at Work
- NSC – Safe Driving Kit
- NHTSA – Distracted Driving (Distraction.gov)
- WHO – Mobile phone use: a growing problem of driver distraction
- CDC – Distracted Driving and Parents Are the Kay to Safe Teen Drivers
Visit the National Work Zone Awareness Week website for more information.