Today's News

Killing zones: highway construction areas

April 16, 2004
/ Print / Reprints /
ShareMore
/ Text Size+
More than 1,000 people die each year from crashes in highway construction zones, and most of them are drivers, according to Federal Highway Administrator Mary Peters.

Peters said 1,181 people died and 52,000 were injured in work zone crashes in 2002. That was 53 percent more than in 1998. Four out of five of those who die in work zone crashes are drivers and passengers, not highway workers, Peters said.

Peters said the number of deaths is rising because highway construction is increasing.

Texas had the most work zone deaths by far in 2002, with 192. California had the second-highest number, with 119. Alaska, Connecticut, North Dakota, Rhode Island and Utah had one each, according to statistics from the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials.

Peters urged drivers not to tailgate in work zones, saying rear-end crashes are the most common type of accident in work zones.

Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to ISHN.

You must login or register in order to post a comment.

STAY CONNECTED

Facebook logo Twitter YouTubeLinkedIn

Multimedia

Videos

Image Galleries

ASSE's Safety 2013 Review

A photo gallery from the Las Vegas Convention Center, where ASSE’s annual professional development conference was held June 24 to 27. All photos courtesy of the American Society of Safety Engineers.

THE MAGAZINE

ISHN Magazine

ishn april 2014 issue cover

2014 April

In this month's issue of ISHN, check out features about safety in the oil and gas industry.

Table Of Contents Subscribe

THE ISHN STORE

M:\General Shared\__AEC Store Katie Z\AEC Store\Images\ISHN\safetyfourth.jpg
Safety Engineering, 4th Edition

A practical, solutions-driven reference, Safety Engineering, 4th edition, has been completely revised and updated to reflect many of today’s issues in safety.

More Products

For Distributors Only - January 2014

ISHN0114_FDO_cov.jpgFor Distributors Only is ISHN's niche brand standard-sized magazine supplement aimed at an audience of 2,000 U.S. distributors that sell safety products. Circulation only goes to distributors. CHECK OUT THEJANUAYR 2014 ISSUE OF FDO HERE

ishn infographics

2012 US workplace deathsCheck out ISHN's new Infographic page! Learn more about worker safety through these interactive images. CLICK HERE to view the page.