Consider This: Work zone awareness - MSNewsNow.com - Jackson, MS

Consider This: Work zone awareness

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

It seems there is always road construction happening somewhere in our region. It can be dangerous work as cars and trucks zip by, especially on interstates when the speed is greater. It can also be dangerous for you. This week is Work Zone Awareness Week and it's a good reminder for all of us to slow down and pay attention.

Consider This:

Transportation groups are using the theme Expect the Unexpected to remind us that we need to be more aware when driving through a construction area. What you might not know is that 85% of the deaths in work zones are drivers and passengers in vehicles.

Slowing down and expecting the unexpected will lessen the injuries to construction workers, but it will also lessen the chance that you, your family or friends could be hurt or killed.

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