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April is Work Zone Awareness Month

Governor Jay Inslee

OLYMPIA – Work Zone Awareness Month is kicking off after an extremely challenging March filled with many collisions across the state. Nationally, Work Zone Awareness Week will be observed from April 11-15 this year.

The Washington State Department of Transportation is asking the traveling public to help curb the trend since early 2020 with the seriousness of collisions that are happening. The department is asking everyone, every day to be looking out for the safety of themselves and others around them. WSDOT says Washington averages almost 626 highway work zone injuries each year. The top three causes are following too closely, speeding, and driving while distracted.

Please do your part to slow the trend of serious crashes by always staying focused and alert, slowing down, securing your loads, and respecting the lives of everyone else out on the roads.