Missouri Work Zone Accidents on the Rise

By December 28, 2006Highway Safety

According to the Missouri Department of Transportation, most work zone accidents are caused by inattention, excessive speed and following too closely. In 2004, 28 motorists died and 1,167 people were injured in work zone crashes in Missouri. In 2005 28 MoDOT employees were injured in work zones. Between 2000 and 2005 there have been 119 people killed and 6,267 injured in Missouri work zone crashes. It is plain to see what these statistics show, everyone needs to slow down and pay close attention in work zones.
As the MoDOT slogan goes, “Drive smart and arrive alive” for your sake and the other people on the road.