This Week Is Work Zone Awareness Week

This week is Work Zone Awareness Week in Indiana. Work Zone Awareness Week marks the ceremonial start to highway construction season and intends to draw awareness to motorist and worker safety. More than $1.3 billion will be invested in construction projects to build and maintain Indiana’s highways in 2015. Motorists face fines of up to $1000 for speeding, up to $5000 for driving recklessly or aggressively, and up to $10,000 and a prison sentence of up to eight years for injuring or killing a worker. Last year, 11 people were killed and more than 600 people were injured in Indiana highway work zones. Most of these injuries and deaths were caused by rear-end collisions, following too closely or making improper lane changes.