Georgia Department of Transportation wants drivers to slow down and pay attention at road work zones. In 2017, in Georgia alone, there were more than 21,000 accidents in work zones and 55 fatalities. The death toll is up from last year.
Brad Saxon, Engineer for GDOT says “work zone awareness has always been a top priority for GDOT. It’s more of a concern now because of more people out on our roadways. Right now GDOT has a very ambitious work plan, we have a lot of maintenance and we have a lot of work zones, probably more work zones and motorists than ever.”
GDOT also reminds drivers to “expect the unexpected” and watch for workers.