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No one likes bumpy roads. Road crew teams work to maintain and repair our roads. Practice patience while traveling through a work zone – they’re out there for the benefit of all of us.


Rubbernecking: a video on work zone safety on the PA Turnpike


Quick Facts
Be patient. Driving 45 mph through a work zone on a 65 mph stretch of highway adds less than one minute to your trip (NCDOT).
In 2014, 8 people were killed in work zones in North Carolina (National Work Zone Safety Information Clearinghouse).
In 2009, there were 2,125 work zone crashes in North Carolina (NCDOT).
Speeding and distracted driving account for over half of all work zone crashes in North Carolina (NCDOT).
Work Zone Safety Tips
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Leave more space between your vehicle and the one in front of you.
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Be patient.

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