The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is promoting a work zone safety campaign in conjunction with National Work Zone Safety Week.
KTC officials say that nationally, someone is killed every 13 hours and injured every 13 minutes as a result of an accident in a highway work zone. Last year in Kentucky, the toll was one person killed and 116 people injured.
KTC District 6 presented their safety message Monday in the middle of the "Revive the Drive" campaign, which will improve roadways across the region.
"Not too many of use work in conditions where thousands of vehicles are driving through our office or work place," said Rob Hans, Chief District Engineer for District 6. "We want to remind drivers today and throughout the year to pay attention to their surroundings and obey the restrictions when entering a work zone."
Here are the "top 10" work zone safety tips:
Expect the unexpected
Don't tailgate. Keep a safe distance between you and the car ahead of you
Keep a safe distance between your vehicle and the construction workers and equipment
Pay attention to the signs
Obey road crew flaggers
Stay alert and minimize distractions, including cell phones
Keep up with the traffic flow
Schedule enough time and call 511 or go to www.511.ky.gov for Kentucky traffic and travel information