Monday kicks off National Work Zone Safety Week, an annual event meant to bring attention to driver and worker safety in work zones.
The Connecticut Department of Transportation is joining the Federal Highway Administration and other states in promoting the event, which runs April 3 through 7. Officials want the remind the public to look out for construction and work zones, because it can be a matter of life and death.
Connecticut State Police remind drivers to slow down, move over, and avoid distractions in these areas. Penalties for moving traffic violations double within marked work zones in Connecticut. Many other states have similar laws on the books.
Since the campaign was started by the Federal Highway Administration there has been a drop of the number of work zone fatalities nationwide.