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TxDOT Humans at Work Initiative Reminds Drivers to Stay Alert in Work Zones
Contact: Deidrea George
Phone: (713) 802-5077
Date: April 5, 2017

   
When: Wednesday, April 5 – Sunday, April 9
   
Where: Houston Auto Show
NRG Center
1 NRG Park
Houston, TX 77054
   
Media: Local TxDOT representatives are teaming up with the Houston Auto Show to launch the Work Zone Awareness campaign aimed at reducing crashes and fatalities in work zones.

HOUSTON — In recognition of National Work Zone Awareness Week, April 3-7, TxDOT’s ongoing awareness campaign highlights individuals involved in work zone crashes through the “Humans at Work” initiative. The effort puts a human face to those affected by work zone crashes by featuring TxDOT employees sharing their work zone stories. The initiative urges drivers to be attentive and adhere to posted traffic signs in work zones.

In 2016, work zone crashes increased 15 percent statewide, resulting in a 27 percent increase in fatalities. In 2016 in Houston, there were 1,125 crashes in work zones, resulting in four fatalities and 16 serious injuries.

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