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Work Zone Awareness Week Begins in Staunton District

8 April 2019 Luray/Page County Shenandoah County Front Royal/Warren County Winchester Frederick County Clarke County News

The Virginia Department of Transportation is reminding citizens that today (4/8/2019) marks the start of National Work Zone Awareness Week.

In VDOT’s Staunton District alone, which encompasses Warren, Clarke, Frederick, Shenandoah, and Page counties among others, 55 work zone related accidents took place in 2018. Distracted driving and speeding are the two leading causes for the over 2,500 work zone crashes that occurred across the state last year, the majority of which involved drivers from 20 to 24 years old. The theme of this year’s Work Zone Awareness Week is “Drive Like You Work Here.” VDOT is joining dozens of other states in the awareness effort, and will meet with hundreds of high school driver-education students for interactive presentations on work zone safety.

Monday’s Valley Today was a special Work Zone Awareness Week episode, where Janet Michael was joined by VDOT Edinburg Residency Administrator Ed Carter and Staunton District Communications Specialist Ken Slack. Find the full show here.

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