National Work Zone Awareness Week 2021 | April 26-30th
“Drive Safe. Work Safe. Save Lives.”

April 26, 2021
National Work Zone Awareness Week 2021 | April 26-30th<br>“Drive Safe. Work Safe. Save Lives.”

Each year in the spring, National Work Zone Awareness Week is held to bring national attention to motorist and worker safety and mobility issues in work zones. This year’s theme is, “Drive Safe. Work Safe. Save Lives.” The key message is for drivers to use extra caution in work zones. Drivers are urged to take note of reduced speed limits, eliminate distractions, and be watchful for roadway workers and their equipment.


A reminder that work zones need everyone’s undivided attention. When approaching a work zone, motorists should always slow down, follow all posted signs, be alert, and remain calm. Risky driving behavior affects more than just the driver – everyone’s lives and families are at stake.


Technology is helping to make work zones safer by collecting data and automating processes, which can remove workers from dangerous situations and provide motorists with important information. “Work Safe” is also a reminder that work zone safety begins with workers who are dedicated to safety.


If we ALL work together, we can achieve zero deaths on our roads and in our work zones!

Since 1999, the Federal Highway Administration has worked with the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials and the American Traffic Safety Services Association to coordinate and sponsor the event. Over the years, other transportation partners have joined the effort. In addition to a national event conducted each year, many states host their own events.

On Wednesday, April 28, join us as we “wear orange” to proudly show our support of work zone safety. NWZAW’s Go Orange Day is an important time to show your support of the roadway safety industry, especially to the families of victims who have lost their lives in work zones.

For more information on National Work Zone Awareness Week, visit

Credit to: American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA)