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National Work Zone Awareness Week

Graphic of the poster for the 2014 National Work Zone Awareness Week, showing a flagger directing motorist through a work zone. This year’s theme "Work Zone Speeding:  A Costly Mistake"

Each year in April, National Work Zone Awareness Week (NWZAW) is held to bring national attention to motorist and worker safety and mobility issues in work zones. Since 1999, FHWA has worked with the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) and the American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA) to coordinate and sponsor the event. Over the years, other transportation partners have joined the effort to support NWZAW. In addition to a National event conducted each year, many States host their own NWZAW events.

2014 National Work Zone Awareness Week, April 7-11 – "Work Zone Speeding: A Costly Mistake"

The 2014 theme highlights the consequences of speeding through a work zone. These costs can take on various forms, including fines, jail time or even a life. By highlighting these impacts, the intent is to inform drivers and encourage them to drive carefully through work zones.

National Kickoff Event – Held Tuesday, April 8 at the State Route 99 Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement project in Seattle, Washington.

14th National Work Zone Awareness Week, April 15-19, 2013 – "Work Zone Safety: We're All In This Together"

13th National Work Zone Awareness Week, April 23-27, 2012 – "Don't Barrel Through Work Zones! Drive Smart to Arrive Alive"

Twelfth National Work Zone Awareness Week, April 4-8, 2011 – "Safer Driving. Safer work zones. For everyone."

Eleventh National Work Zone Awareness Week, April 19-23, 2010 – "Work Zones Need Your Undivided Attention"

Tenth National Work Zone Awareness Week, April 6-10, 2009 – "Drive to Survive - Our Future is Riding On It!"

Ninth National Work Zone Awareness Week, April 7-11, 2008 – "Slow for the Cone Zone"

Eighth National Work Zone Awareness Week, April 2-6, 2007 – "Signs of Change"

Seventh National Work Zone Awareness Week, April 3-9, 2006 – "Working at the Speed of Night"

Sixth National Work Zone Awareness Week, April 3-9, 2005 – "Slow Down or Pay Up"

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