National Work Zone Awareness Week

The Missouri State Highway Patrol is emphasizing safety in work zones for this National Work Zone Safety Week. Last year in Missouri 27 people died and another 661 were injured in crashes in work zones. Speed limits are lower in work zones and the roadway may be narrowed to accommodate construction. This leaves less room for drivers to react if the vehicles in front of them slow down or stop suddenly. The Missouri Department of Transportation is pleading with drivers to help turn the tide in 2021. Motorists are urged to make smart, safe driving choices behind the wheel.