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This is Work Zone Awareness Week

This is Work Zone Awareness Week Click to Enlarge Photo: Michael DeWeese-Frank, Photos.com

Apr 16, 2013 at 7:11 am

ST. PAUL, Minn. (KNSI) Despite the wintry weather Minnesota is experiencing, the Minnesota Department of Transportation is kicking off Work Zone Awareness Week this week with a new public education campaign.

The campaign reminds motorists to slow down and pay attention in construction zones.

The billboards, radio, television and online advertising coincide with state road crews starting construction on more than 300 projects across Minnesota.

Two of the most common factors in work zone crashes are speeding and inattentive driving.

The ads are designed to remind motorists of their responsibility to keep themselves and workers safe.

In 2012, there were 1,931 total crashes in Minnesota work zones, and three individuals were killed.

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